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Re: avatar.js

From: Joseph Holsten <joseph@josephholsten.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:23:22 +0000
Message-Id: <D720C248-0A52-4298-9DDA-8A0066158F04@josephholsten.com>
Cc: Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net>, "public-fedsocweb@w3.org" <public-fedsocweb@w3.org>
To: "webfinger@googlegroups.com" <webfinger@googlegroups.com>
Once the dust settles, I plan on updating the test servers I wrote to get discodactyl working with the old webfinger / lrdd / xrd specs. It'll be nice to delete so many variants. 

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http://josephholsten.com

On Nov 21, 2012, at 16:43, Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@google.com> wrote:

> gmail's webfinger just hasn't been updated while we wait for the dust to settle.  But it's feeling like it's settling in the past week or two.
> 
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> On 21 November 2012 11:25, Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> 
>> First of all great work!  The demo is simple and intuitive, it's great you can see the results right away.
>> 
>> One thing that we do sometimes is fall back to a CORS proxy when the remote server does not offer CORS.  I'm surprised gmail does not.  
>> 
>> Any plans to support other identifiers that have an avatar such as http?  Then you can get avatars from indieweb users, facebook, tent.io etc. too ...
>>  
>>> 
>>> A demo can be found here:
>>> http://silverbucket.github.com/avatar.js/
>>> 
>>> and the repository:
>>> http://github.com/silverbucket/avatar.js
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Feedback welcome!
>>> -Nick
> 
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