[standards-jig] Constraining standards? (was: Discussion on JEP-0016: Server-Based Privacy Rules)

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 22 17:24:00 UTC 2002


On 1/21/02 1:31 PM, "Julian Missig" <julian at jabber.org> wrote:

> The difference between emoticons and server-side blocking is that
> server-side blocking requires a specific protocol, and I do feel we
> should continue to define specific protocols - no one is required to
> implement a specific protocol, but if they choose to follow the standard
> it will work with all clients and servers which also choose to implement it.

But how is it looked upon if they implement an alternative protocol then?
Is that bad or is that just as good as implementing a suggested protocol?
Does that compromise your ability to claim "Jabber Powered"?

-iain


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