[standards-jig] On the Subject of Avatars

J8nk junk at u812.net
Wed Jul 23 02:17:43 UTC 2003


well, how about using something like xml query to update a part of the 
vcard? (and a last-updated date + changed fields using xml query as well)

e.

Justin Karneges wrote:

>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:
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>>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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