[Standards] IMML

Alex Jones alex at weej.com
Wed Aug 8 14:22:11 UTC 2007


On Wed, 2007-08-08 at 16:02 +0200, Michal 'vorner' Vaner wrote:
> Hello
> 
> On Wed, Aug 08, 2007 at 01:28:53PM +0100, Alex Jones wrote:
> > > Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
> > > > If we just add another tag to explicitly mark emoticons - and remove 
> > > > the implicit rendering completely - then Alex's baseline requirements 
> > > > should be done with IM-XHTML itself ?
> > > 
> > > Yes. This would be backward compatible too since, IIRC, XHTML parsers 
> > > should ignore tags they don't understand (and the tag would be qualified 
> > > by a namespace other than 'http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml' anyway).
> > > 
> > > - Ian
> > > 
> > 
> > I feel it shouldn't be a part of XHTML-IM though. I think there is a
> > need to use icons that is independent of the need to use even the most
> > minimal, valid support of XHTML-IM.
> 
> I think the XHTML-IM thing is OK. At last better than having the same
> message 3 times in one stanza. If someone wants to have that smart, then
> he has XHTML-IM. (Take it as an opinion from someone who does not like
> message formating, image emoticons and so on at all)

I imagine such IMML messages would replace most XHTML messages anyway,
meaning only two copies of the message.

> By the way, how the sending client knows in is an emoticon? Many users I
> know just type them, not select from list.

That's an application issue that can be tackled. In any event, rather
the sender decide than the receiver.




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