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Re: avatar.js

From: Brad Fitzpatrick <bradfitz@google.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2012 06:18:29 -0800
Message-ID: <CAAkTpCq=vi_-bC7FzWov5i5eupOx761eD2XQ_q383Uv4hykx4A@mail.gmail.com>
To: webfinger@googlegroups.com
Cc: Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net>, public-fedsocweb@w3.org
My native name in my preferred script or my Romanized name?

Etc.

Fine to add some of these things but we (here, now) don't necessarily have
to, especially if it leads to distraction from shipping something flexible.
On Nov 22, 2012 6:14 AM, "Paul E. Jones" <paulej@packetizer.com> wrote:

> Many of the types in the current spec are just examples and not defined,
> yet. The webfinger.net ones are used today by people.
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> I'm not sure why nobody defined a name field. Perhaps they thought it was
> enough to just grab the vcard? A name field with the person's preferred
> name and in the right order would be useful, I think.
>
> Paul
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> *From:* Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net>
> *Sent:* Thu Nov 22 04:19:13 EST 2012
> *To:* "Paul E. Jones" <paulej@packetizer.com>
> *Cc:* webfinger@googlegroups.com, public-fedsocweb@w3.org
> *Subject:* Re: avatar.js
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> Hi Paul,
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> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 2:00 AM, Paul E. Jones <paulej@packetizer.com> wrote:
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>> Very cool!
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>> I’d like to see a whole profile page built when a user ID is entered, but
>> this is definitely a good start that demonstrates that it’s working!
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> Yes, I plan to extend the library to add this information, one thing I
> thought was odd is, why do we have entries for avatar, blog, etc. but
> not an entry for 'full name'?
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> From: webfinger@googlegroups.com [mailto:webfinger@googlegroups.com] On
>> Behalf Of Melvin Carvalho
>> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 8:34 AM!
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>> To: Nick Jennings
>> Cc: public-fedsocweb@w3.org; webfinger@googlegroups.com
>> Subject: Re: avatar.js
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>> On 21 November 2012 11:25, Nick Jennings <nick@silverbucket.net> wrote:
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>> Hello All,
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>> 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.
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>> 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 end!
>>  point 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.
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>>
>> 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 ...
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>> A demo can be found here:
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>> http://silverbucket.github.com/avatar.js/
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>> and the repository:
>>
>> !
>>  http://github.com/silverbucket/avatar.js
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>> Feedback welcome!
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>> -Nick
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