[standards-jig] [jepnews] JEP-0020: Client Feature Negotiation

Iain Shigeoka iainshigeoka at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 2 01:52:08 UTC 2002


On 3/1/02 2:25 PM, "David Waite" <mass at akuma.org> wrote:

> Iain Shigeoka wrote:
> 
>> On 3/1/02 11:13 AM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:
>> 
>>>> Could we just slap JEP0020 within <x> and make it work?
>>>> 
>>> I disagree. The request and response of feature negotiation seems like a
>>> natural use of IQ, not <x/> elements sent in a message or presence.
>>> 
>> 
>> I was thinking <x> within <iq> (in particular browse).
>> 
> In this case, we need a way of choosing what type of information we want
> returned via this grand unified namespace known as browse. We already
> need it somewhat, but if even more functionality is going to be rolled
> into browse, we desparately need it.
> 
> (And yes - I still really dislike browse, because it already contains so
> much functionality, but exposed in a very specialized way.)

I can wholeheartedly agree with your sentiment.  To avoid reinventing the
wheel, what about using UDDI or some other existing XML lookup standard?
Has that been discussed?

-iain


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