Jabber vcard icons

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Mon Aug 10 22:38:43 EDT 2009

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On 8/10/09 7:59 PM, Mark Doliner wrote:
> 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.

What exactly is sad? How could you upload a modified icon if you're not
online? That's no different in XMPP than in HTTP (you can't do an HTTP
POST if you're not connected to the Internet!).


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