[standards-jig] Jabber Icons (JEP-0038)

Sebastiaan 'CBAS' Deckers cbas at screaming3d.com
Sat Jul 20 10:27:11 UTC 2002


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>Just to clarify...  These icon sets aren't going to be pushed from one
>client to another.  They are static and entirely independent of who you are
>sending messages to.  They are in effect, part of your client.  You will
>never send them to anyone other than using the file transfer feature - If
>you want to share them, you can upload them to the web etc.  Think of them
>more like an (optional) skin or theme for your client.  What Adam is trying
>to do, is standardise the format so that the same icon sets can be used
>across different clients, rather than every client author coming up with
>their own format for iconsets.
>

Actually, standardising the format is just the first step.  Next would 
be a mechanism to let other clients know which iconset you are using so 
that they can render your messages "correctly" (depending on whether 
they want that of course).  And eventually icons will be exchanged 
automagically between Jabber clients.  But Adam Teo decided not to put 
this in the spec because there's just no simple way to organise such a 
thing (he said something like a fantastic, distributed "super-JUD" would 
be required ;-) ).

Bye bye,
Sebastiaan




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