[Standards] About XEP 0231

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 29 16:11:27 UTC 2008

On 05/28/2008 11:50 PM, Marcus Lundblad wrote:
> Hello.
> I should probably begin by introducing myself. My name is Marcus.
> I have recently been looking at XEP 0231, escpecially the part about
> sending an embedded image in an XHTML-IM stanza.
> Using this specification, I have implemented support in Pidgin
> (libpurple) to use the infrastructure there used for "custom smiley
> support" (at this point only for MSN protocol) to implement use-case 3.1
> of the XEP.
> There is one thing that is a bit of a concern. In current versions of
> Pidgin, the img tags in XHTML-IM messages are completly ignored,
> resulting in an empty message in the case of a message consisting of
> only one such emoticon image.
> What would be nice was if there was a way for the client to advertise
> support for displaying such images. 

Do you mean (1) support for <img/> from XEP-0071 or (2) support for the
messaging use case in XEP-0231? If (2) then we could define a service
discovery feature for that, as we did in XEP-0231 for file transfer preview.

> Then it could either just send the
> text representation, or completely disable using those emoticons in such
> conversations.
> What do you think? AFAIK the XEP is still being worked on...

Yes, everything is a work in progress. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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