[standards-jig] On the Subject of Avatars

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us
Tue Jul 22 13:12:33 UTC 2003

>>>>> "JM" == Julian Missig <julian at jabber.org> writes:

    JM> vcard-temp will probably be replaced with something better,
    JM> not directly stuck into pub-sub. It was called 'temp' for a
    JM> reason.

Agreed. I'd think all user info, including avatars, should get
replaced by something better.

    JM> Also, I feel that avatars are /not/ user information, and

I'm not sure I get this. Why not?

    JM> they're certainly /not/ something I want to be downloading
    JM> every time I look at user info. Avatars are quite "large" in
    JM> the network sense compared to user info--I wouldn't want to
    JM> force them down the throats of hiptop users.

That's fair. I'd say a future user info data format should allow the
client to choose what parts of the user info it wants.


Evan Prodromou
evan at prodromou.san-francisco.ca.us

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