[jdev] Jabber Certification Program

Rachel Blackman rcb at ceruleanstudios.com
Fri Jun 18 12:34:20 CDT 2004

> Ms. Blackman is not advocating certification for its own sake.  The 
> piece that I think was left unsaid was that there's all these cool 
> specs for features, and users have a real desire to have those 
> features, yet client haven't implemented them.
> As a case in point, I refer to a fairly-recent thread in this very 
> list on a "deficiency of the protocol"[1] for file transer.  The 
> findings: not every client tested implemented file transfer according 
> to spec. Yet the file transfer specs have been available for nearly a 
> year.
> How could certification help?  If we had certification, it would be a 
> certainty that a list of certified clients would be available.  A user 
> could obtain the list of clients "certified for file transfer", and 
> know that their chances of success are vastly greater than if they 
> just started downloading clients.

Yes!  Thank you for saying what I've been trying to say, in a much more 
concise and straightforward manner than I was. :)

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