[jdev] Jabber Certification Program

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Thu Jun 17 16:01:34 CDT 2004

> XHTML-IM has been a JEP for a rather long time, and few clients 
> implement it (and moreover, some of them implement it in a nonstandard 
> and wacky way!), and it's a fairly basic feature many IM end users 
> look for.  And there's no real incentive (other than peer pressure, as 
> I said) for a client author to implement XHTML, so it ends up getting 
> pushed further and further down TODO lists and suchnot.

I got ahead of myself in editing that post, and realized this showed up 
a little out of context.  XHTML-IM makes a great example of why a 
certification program could give benefits to us; if it were a 
requirement for one of the certification levels, then people would have 
to not only implement it (and thus increase the overall featureful-ness 
of Jabber clients), but would have to implement it in a way that was 
found to be standards compliant by the certification board. :)

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