Jabber vcard icons

Mark Doliner mark at kingant.net
Mon Aug 10 21:59:33 EDT 2009

On Mon, Aug 10, 2009 at 6:16 PM, Richard Laager<rlaager at wiktel.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2009-08-10 at 14:44 -0700, Mark Doliner wrote:
>> I kind of see the rationale for wanting to have a
>> different icon in each location where you log into your jabber
>> account, but you really only have one vcard, and it is meant to
>> describe your person, not your location.  It seems like Pidgin should
>> inherit the vcard icon from the server, instead.
>> What do other people think?
> I don't know anything about the Jabber protocol, but if we "inherit the
> vcard icon from the server", how does a user change their vcard icon?

You would have to set the icon while you're logged in.  Which means if
you try to set it while you're not logged in, your change is lost,
which is sad.


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