[Standards] LAST CALL: XEP-0398 (User Avatar to vCard-Based Avatars Conversion)

Kim Alvefur zash at zash.se
Tue Feb 25 17:44:37 UTC 2020

On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 04:22:49PM -0000, Jonas Schäfer wrote:
> This message constitutes notice of a Last Call for comments on
> XEP-0398.
> Title: User Avatar to vCard-Based Avatars Conversion
> Abstract:
> This specification describes a method for using PEP based avatars and
> vCard based avatars in parallel by having the user’s server do a
> conversion between the two.
> URL: https://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0398.html
> This Last Call begins today and shall end at the close of business on
> 2020-02-26.
> Please consider the following questions during this Last Call and send
> your feedback to the standards at xmpp.org discussion list:
> 1. Is this specification needed to fill gaps in the XMPP protocol
> stack or to clarify an existing protocol?

What Jonas said, it's needed as a transition mechanism.

> 2. Does the specification solve the problem stated in the introduction
> and requirements?


> 3. Do you plan to implement this specification in your code? If not,
> why not?

I have implemented the general concept a number of times.

Current stable version of Prosody includes support.

> 4. Do you have any security concerns related to this specification?

Already covered by the relevant section of the XEP.

> 5. Is the specification accurate and clearly written?


> Your feedback is appreciated!
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