[Members] Feature list

Dave Cridland dave at cridland.net
Tue Sep 4 18:08:29 UTC 2012


This is more or less what Kim and I were discussing, but the idea was that
the XSF would define what the tags might mean, and explicitly not verify
them.

Canonical instances don't really work because that means first supporting
some new protocol to say what's supported - some things just won't map to
the kinds of features we want. For example, you'll never be able to query
an exclusively anonymous domain to see it supports XEP-0175.

I'm happy for vendors (client and server both) to submit a URI we feed into
the system, which hosts a file containing the claimed feature tags - and
probably the official name, version, and URIs for human consumption, why
not.
On Sep 4, 2012 7:00 PM, "Abhinav Singh" <mailsforabhinav at gmail.com> wrote:

> We already have a list of XMPP servers listed here:
> http://xmpp.org/xmpp-software/servers/ . Each listed server have it's own
> destination url. Will it be possible to ask server vendors (when they
> request XSF to list there server on this page) to have relevant meta tags
> on destination url indicating what XEP's  and XMPP features they support. A
> bot can then be set to collect this info periodically (end of every day)
> and update comparison table as and when required.
>
> To take into account concerns raised by Kevin over how stable those
> features are, we can ask server vendors to include a custom attribute which
> says "alpha", "beta", "stable", .... for each supported feature. I
> understand setting this up will require some initial effort, but once in
> place this will become smooth and automated.
>
> This surely needs to be automated (if possible).
> Otherwise this becomes a never ending task for XSF.
>
> Regards,
> ------------------------------------------------------
> Abhinav Singh,
> Bangalore, India
> http://abhinavsingh.com
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>
> On Tue, Sep 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM, Tuomas Koski <koski.tuomas at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> On 4 September 2012 16:42, Kim Alvefur <zash at zash.se> wrote:
>> > Hi!
>> >
>> > So, Dave suggested something like this[1] could be hosted on the XSF
>> > site.  What do other people think?
>>
>> +1
>>
>> Cheers,
>> --
>> Tuomas
>>
>
>
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