[standards-jig] JEP 0038 ((Emot)Icon Styles) Updated

Adam Theo theo at theoretic.com
Wed Nov 6 15:52:58 UTC 2002


Hi there! Take a look in section 5.2 of the new JEP. That explains how 
to determine the default text string. And with the description, perhaps 
I'll include something like that, along with categories, for the true 
final revision.

Michael Brown wrote:
> Adam,
> 
> Looks good!  One point though...
> 
> Unless I have missed it, there doesn't now appear to be a way to distinguish
> between the "default" ASCII string, and alternates.  In your example:
> 
> <icon>
>    <text>:-)</text>
>    <text>:)</text>
>    ...
> </icon>
> 
> If my client allows me to include emoticons by selecting them from a menu,
> and I select an icon of a "smilie face", then how does my client know what
> ASCII to include in the message?  :-) or :) ?  We need some way to indicate
> a default string.  Maybe something like:
> 
> <icon>
>    <text default="true">:-)</text>
>    <text>:)</text>
>    ...
> </icon>
> 
> Also, maybe a <description/> tag would be good, so when my client displays
> the options on a menu, a text label can be specified for each icon:
> 
> <icon>
>    <description>Happy face</description>
>    <text default="true">:-)</text>
>    <text>:)</text>
>    ...
> </icon>
> 
> Michael.




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