[standards-jig] WebPresence

Chris Josephes cpj1 at isis.visi.com
Fri Nov 1 13:38:54 UTC 2002

For what it's worth, I was working on a Jabber presence display program in
perl.  I'll post the source code in a seperate message.

The script is a little different from yours because it's designed for
environments where the user uploads it.  Thus, it needs a configuration
file that specifies both a username and password to connect to the Jabber
server.  It caches results (well, not yet) to prevent repeated calls to
the server, and it gives the user the ability to specify their own files
to display images for certain statuses.

It also has a text mode, which is useful if you want to use server-side
includes to call it and return the text inline with your document.

A couple of points.

1. What is to be gained by revealing resource and priority from the

2. Why limit images to 16x16 or 32x32?  Seems kind of small, and a square
shape limits the kind of data that can be returned by the server.  Can a
status line really fit in that?

On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Michael Brown wrote:

> I have put up a draft JEP for WebPresence on Yabber.org.
> http://www.yabber.org/jep/webpresence/webpresence.xml
> The aim is to define a standard way for Jabber status information to be
> represented on web pages etc.
> I am not much of a webmaster or CGI guru myself so I am looking for some
> peer-review of this document.  If anyone wants to offer to rewrite it or
> offer an alternative proposal please speak up.  I would also be interested
> in anyone who was willing to write a reference implementation (it shouldn't
> be that hard).  I think there is a large demand for this to be standardized,
> so I would like to get it formalized as soon as we can.
> Michael.
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Christopher Josephes
cpj1 at visi.com

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