[Standards] Adding logo to MUC and PubSub node

W. Martin Borgert debacle at debian.org
Wed Feb 7 21:16:30 UTC 2018


Hi,

this is an idea mainly for the "social network" aspect of XMPP:
A logo for a MUC or for a PubSub node, similar to a user avatar.

Such a logo, emblem, or symbol can be a good indicator for users
to find the right MUC or PubSub node in a social network
application or graphical XMPP client.

How about introducing two configuration variables, one in
https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0045.html#registrar-formtype-owneronfig:

var='muc#muc_logo'

And the second one in
https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#owner-configure:

var='pubsub#node_logo'

The value should be a <media> element from
https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0221.html.

IMHO, the value should be restricted to
 1. images, or would a sound make sense? Maybe...
 2. inline data, so that a link to a web resource cannot be
    abused for snitching IP addresses

What do you think?

TIA & Cheers


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