[Operators] Services list maintainance

Waqas Hussain waqas20 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 12 22:44:14 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 2:39 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 4/12/11 3:38 PM, Paul Staroch wrote:
>> 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
>> http://xmpp.org/services/services-full.xml?
> Correct, but we'll start auto-generating that XML file from the data in
> the WordPress database, I think. Still to be determined...
> Peter

Here's a bit of XSL to generate XML from the wordpress page:

By the way, am I the only one who feels bad about generating XML from
the wordpress data rather than the other way around?

I was in fact thinking of suggesting extending the XML data.
Particularly it should specify whether a service supports IBR, and a
link to a registration web page if it doesn't.

Waqas Hussain

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