[Standards-JIG] avatars

Heiner Wolf wolf at bluehands.de
Thu Jun 24 08:35:35 UTC 2004


I would like to keep the possibility to send inline data. There is a serious karma problem with images. But there might be cases where the avatar data is not that large. I am talking about cases where the avatar is not as large as an image file. I only want to point out that avatars are not always images. So, karma is not always a problem when publishing avatars. Hence, the protocol design should not require a file-transfer. 

Question 1: Can we make both (file-transfer and inline) possible?

Question 2: Can we also have a URL as data source? Also solves the karma problem even for images.

Question 3: Would it be possible to not always base64 the embedded data. Again: if it is not an image then plain data might be nice.

Question 4: Would it be possible to specify the encoding of embedded data? 

In my project we are using 'storage:client:avatar' storage for avatar data. I love the simplicity of the 3 possibilities:

     <data src='http://www.capulet.com/juliet.png'/>

     <data mimetype='image/png' encoding='base64'
      >E00fcB79F822u192e7A2067E5229ec136892A296... </data>

     <data mimetype='rpg/my-favorite-mmorpg' 

Dr. Klaus H. Wolf
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> I haven't seen many comments on temas's proposed updates to JEP-0084:
> http://www.jabber.org/wiki/index.php/Avatars
> This seems like a good approach to me and I'd love to read an 
> updated JEP
> that spells out the changes in more detail. :-)
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