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

Michael Brown michael at aurora.gen.nz
Wed Nov 6 21:34:57 UTC 2002


Hi Adam,

Sorry - I completely missed that part of the JEP!

Hmm...does "...select the one that comes first in the <icon/> element." work
for XML?  I didn't know that the order was guaranteed in XML.  (You could be
right - I'm no XML expert)

Michael.


> 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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