[Operators] Services list maintainance

Paul Staroch paulchen at rueckgr.at
Tue Apr 12 21:38:46 UTC 2011

Am 2011-04-12 23:33, schrieb Peter Saint-Andre:
> On 4/12/11 3:31 PM, Sean Dilda wrote:
>> On 4/12/11 5:25 PM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> On 4/12/11 3:24 PM, Sean Dilda wrote:
>>>> Thanks for doing the new site.  However, with Chrome on my mac, the
>>>> formatting is weird.  I only see the first few characters of the
>>>> 'Primary Admin' field, and have to scroll to the right to see the rest
>>>> even though there's plenty of horizontal space to the sides.
>>> I think we might need to drop one of the columns, but I'm not sure
>>> which...
>>>> Also, a few servers don't have lat/long which makes their columns appear
>>>> weird.
>>> We need to gather that data by poking the admins of those services.
>> If you're looking for suggestions, I say drop the lat/long columns and
>> kill two birds with one stone.  The lat/long doesn't provide much info
>> that the country doesn't.  This is especially true when you consider how
>> easy it is to host a service in multiple datacenters or even have your
>> service hosted in a cloud where you don't know what datacenter you're
>> actually in.
> As I recall, some clients (e.g., Pidgin) use the lat/lon to show a fancy
> interface for choosing a server for registration purposes. But it would
> be good to verify that they still do so. I'll ping their dev list.
> Peter

Don't these clients use the XML data at

I hope none of the client parses the HTML code at
http://xmpp.org/resources/public-services/ as the format of this page
may be subject to change.


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