[Standards-JIG] Re: User-Pictures in Jabber

Remko Troncon remko at el-tramo.be
Thu Jun 22 19:07:40 UTC 2006


> But a newbe has really no chance to know what is maybe a lack of features
> from a client or what is really not implemented yet in the protocol and the
> clients have no chance then.

Which features are 'standardized' in a protocol does not really matter from
the user's point of view. Some things do not have agreed upon protocols,
and are still present in Jabber clients (for example, whiteboarding). So,
Jabber clients *always* have 'a chance' to implement something, protocol
or not.

As a user, you should just look at clients, see what they can do (either
by trying, by looking at screenshots, or by looking at the feature list),
and that's it. As for 'user pictures', almost all Jabber clients support
them these days.

cheers,
Remko



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