[Users] [Bug 3119] add plugin to display QR-Code for avatar

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Thu Apr 10 16:06:06 CEST 2014


--- Comment #8 from Ricardo Mones <mones at users.sourceforge.net> ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> (In reply to comment #6)
> > (In reply to comment #5)
> > >   Thinking again about this, I believe that would be better to try to
> > > incorporate this as another fallback option to libravatar.org server itself.
> > >   
> > >   That way libravatar plugin can support it easily, and everybody else could
> > > be enjoying the hackish QR avatars in their pages (or other mailers). Don't
> > > you think?
> > 
> > libravatar is designed to associate an image with an addresse, not vice
> > versa. The image is requested by MD5 has and the addresse can not be
> > calculated from that. The idea is to keep the address private, so probably
> > this is a no-go.
>   Since now it's being used in other places than web pages (where I agree
> it's probably not a good idea unless you spam-protect the encoded address) I
> think it still has room in libravatar. I'll ask authors, and we'll see.

D'oh! Forget it, you're right but I read your answer too fast. We'll need to
reveal the address to the server otherwise you could only QR-encode the md5.
Still "cool" from hackish perspective, but will lose the mail address info.

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