[Members] Motion for Last Call on JEP 88

Sebastiaan Deckers cbas at rhymbox.com
Fri Mar 12 12:19:46 CST 2004


Richard Dobson wrote:

>>Also, can someone show me a public implementation of JEP-0088?
>>    
>>
>
>Not public at the moment, as its not completely ready and working yet, but I
>can provide screenshots of the functionality if that would be good enough,
>but if you want to see an example of how it is intended to work look at the
>webtab functionality in Yahoo and MSN messenger, they work in a very similar
>way.
>

If the JEP is changed to Informational status, a working implementation 
will need to demonstrate the protocol.
IIRC, the requirement was at least one open-source implementation, but 
that may have changed since.
I doubt a screenshot or "it will be like MSN" suffices. ;-)

I understand the concept of webtabs and know how they may be used.  Many 
clients already support them (RhymBox, JIM, etc).
Knowing how closely webtabs are tied into a specific client, I fail to 
see how this JEP will be useful for any but your own client.
For this reason I suggest the JEP is changed to Informational.  (Is that 
possible at this stage in the JEP process? stpeter?)
Or is there a wider demand for a common webtab specification, that I am 
unaware of?

-Sebastiaan



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