[Standards-JIG] XEP-0038 as Common Emoticon Theme Format
stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Nov 8 22:12:58 UTC 2006
Richard Laager wrote:
> As I mentioned in another thread, I've been discussing the idea of
> creating a common emoticon theme that could be shared between Gaim,
> Kopete, and other applications.
> On kopete-devel, Olivier Goffart brought up XEP-0038. It looks like a
> really good existing specification for this.
In fact XEP-0038 is unmaintained (the author pretty much disappeared)
but a new author could take it over.
> Here are some issues that
> we have:
> 1. I don't like the idea of extending xml:lang to specify a non-Jabber
> IM protocol.
I don't know exactly what the author intended with that comment.
> I'd like to see a protocol attribute added.
Yeah, that seems like a bad idea. +1 to a new attribute.
> 2. I'd like an optional <description> element added to the <icon>
> element. This would contain a description of the emoticon that could be
> displayed to the user, e.g. in a tooltip. Multiple <description>
> elements could be added, differentiated by xml:lang attributes. The
> application could then pick the best match.
> 3. It was mentioned that JISP is a very Jabber specific name.
It could be changed.
> 4. As this standard would be suitable for e-mail clients as well (i.e.
> KMail, and possibly Evolution), it was suggested that this standard
> should be moved to freedesktop.org, and a JEP could cover any
> Jabber-specific implementation details.
Is freedesktop.org a standards development organization with a defined
standards process? I see no problem in continuing to develop XEP-0038
within the JSF. After all we have things like XEP-0071 and they are not
> There may be some more minor issues, but these are the only major things
> that have come up so far. I'd love to hear this group's thoughts.
Let's continue the conversation. :-)
Jabber Software Foundation
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