[standards-jig] On the Subject of Avatars

Justin Karneges justin-jdev at affinix.com
Tue Jul 22 22:51:27 UTC 2003


Also, I consider "photo" to be something that doesn't change very often, just 
like the rest of the vcard.

Avatars have the potential to change much more often, especially as they 
reflect the current state of the contact.

-Justin

On Tuesday 22 July 2003 03:45 pm, Peter Millard wrote:
> Evan Prodromou wrote:
> > Well, to be precise, it's just a clarification of the use of the
> > <PHOTO> element already in vcard-temp. It's not a separate protocol at
> > all.
> >
> > Another way to think about it is solving a problem (avatars) with
> > tools we already have (vcard-temp) in an upward-compatible way.
>
> That may be well and good, but we decided before that we didn't want to
> pursue a "temporary" and/or hackish solution to the avatar problem. The
> most immediate problem would be that I'd be limited to a single avatar.
>
> pgm.
>
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