[standards-jig] Web display of presence

Ben Schumacher ben at blahr.com
Tue Sep 10 13:46:29 UTC 2002


On Tue, 10 Sep 2002, Julian Bond wrote:
> Two things I've suggested before but I need again.
> 1) Some simple way of showing presence information on a website. This
> would typically be a small two-state icon that reflects your current
> presence. It would be coded in html something like
> <img src="http://myjabberserver/presence/myjid/small.gif">
> I guess this would either need to be added into the status.webhop.net
> presence code or some standard extension to jabberd. I've suggested this
> to the status.webhop.net but I didn't manage to convince him to do it.

This can be achieved using BCC presence in the open source server. You'd
still need to write an external component to handle the presence packets
and interface with some sort of database (I believe somebody has been
working on one... check the JDEV logs), but it can be done. Ideally,
however, this could be based off a pub/sub protocol when one has been
standardized, that way a user could decide if they want their presence to
be available via a web page.

> 2) A standard way to code a URL link in a web page, that means "start a
> chat session with this jid". Perhaps <a
> href="im://jabber/startchat/myjid"></a> This would of course require
> some help from the browser.

Work on this has already begun. See the Jabber URI Scheme:

According to the status, it is pending more work to bring it inline with
the CPIM and the URI spec.

> [...snip icon and ecademy...]



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