[Standards] XHTML <img/> presence leak

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Mar 6 17:06:45 UTC 2007

Kevin Smith wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2007, at 20:45, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Does this text address the concern?
>> "Because images served on the Internet may contain malicious 
>> instructions or software code and may enable the entity serving the 
>> image to determine the network availability of the requesting entity, 
>> an implementation MAY choose not to show images but instead show only 
>> the 'alt' text or to not fetch images offered by entities that are not 
>> authorized to view the user's presence."
> Looks like it to me.

OK, we'll put that on the agenda for the next Council meeting.


Peter Saint-Andre
XMPP Standards Foundation

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