[Members] Official jabber API and OS integration

Justin justin at openaether.org
Mon Dec 20 04:37:21 CST 2004


Jacek Konieczny wrote:

>On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 10:10:51PM +0100, johannes.wagener at gmx.net wrote:
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>>I also got some negative feedback. For those not interested may not
>>discuss :) Btw. with standard I do not mean that there should be only
>>one library in future but rather make it possible to share existing
>>Jabber account between different Jabber applications (libraries) -
>>and doing this without asking user to type in all the account
>>information into each application preferences.
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>So, why do you insist on normalizing API (API is the thing which makes
>different libraries different and developers choose one library or
>another) and not on normalizing configuration.
>
right, and the DOM is useless?

A standard is not the threat of death if you don't comply. A standard is 
a suggestion (at best) on how to go about doing something.

Can I swap msie-dom into my xerces-c or gecko's xpcom dom? no. But the 
DOM standard allows me to utilize whichever DOM implementation is best 
suited to my environment without a *huge* learning curve.  API 
standardization is a Good Thing. at least for the users of the api.


Justin


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