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Re: avatar.js

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:24:40 +0000
To: Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net>
Cc: public-fedsocweb <public-fedsocweb@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1353504217-sup-3285@heahdk.net>
Excerpts from Nick Jennings's message of 2012-11-21 10:25:33 +0000:
> Hello All,
>  This is my first time posting to both the fedsocweb and webfinger lists.
> My name is Nick Jennings and I'm a long-time open-source hacker, though
> until recently I haven't been very active in the problem domain of the open
> social web. Michiel de Jong and I have been working on a simple avatar.js
> library which takes an email address, and uses WebFinger to query the host
> portion and return the avatar URL, if found.
>  It currently uses the /.well-known/host-meta.json endpoint as it's
> starting default, then falls back to host-meta (if not found). Likewise
> with HTTPS falling back to HTTP. I see there is a WebFinger draft 3 in
> progress which will change the endpoint to /.well-known/webfinger, so I'll
> update that as the default soon, with a fallback to host-meta*. Of course,
> the server will need to support CORS since this is a pure JavaScript
> browser client library, so it doesn't work with gmail.com email addresses.
> A demo can be found here:
> http://silverbucket.github.com/avatar.js/
> and the repository:
> http://github.com/silverbucket/avatar.js
> Feedback welcome!
> -Nick

Hey Nick,

You may consider pinging folks working on https://www.libravatar.org :)

Received on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 13:25:08 UTC

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