[Foundation] Informational JEPs and General documentation

Rahul Dave rahul at reno.cis.upenn.edu
Mon Jun 25 17:56:21 CDT 2001

The informational JEP is not documentation..its basically a document like this

There is no plan to do any docs in JEP format itself. I expect there will be very few informational JEPS, mostly specifying such formats..
> http://foundation.jabber.org/jeps.html refers to informational JEPs
> which "describes a Jabber design issue, or provides general guidelines
> or information to the Jabber community, but does not propose a new
> feature". However, there's no reference to this type of JEP elsewhere
> in the document. Is this snippet a hangover from an earlier version
> of the JEP docu?
> How does such a JEP distinguish itself from regular documentation?
in as much as it documents a format or a process, not a protocol, or
server setup info, etc. The analogy from python is..python is not documented
as PEP's, but adding iterators for example was a PEP..
> (I probably am) but there's a part of me that's saying "to hell
> with JEP red-tape, let's just get on with the documentation process..."
> (in the nicest possible way, of course :-)
totally agreed on that. 

The main reason for the existence of JEPS is to suggest protocol enhancements
such as PASS and track them through design changes to implementation.
To use em for anything more than that in general would be overkill..
> [1] Whatever that comes to mean
> dj
> wanting to clear, not stir, things up
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