[standards-jig] extending disco#info result

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Tue Feb 24 21:19:43 UTC 2004

On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 08:03:28AM -0700, Peter G. Millard wrote:
> Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> > On Fri, Feb 20, 2004 at 12:24:59PM -0000, Ian Paterson wrote:
> >> Now that infobits has gone, can we decide between extending
> >> disco#info results (JEP-30) generically with x:data or with
> >> different namespaces depending on the entity?
> > IMHO namespaced elements seem better in most cases. x:data may be good
> > for data which structure is not well known or defined.
> I disagree.. I client which wants to provide a generic GUI would have to
> understand ALL possible namespaces. By using x-data, we provide a generic
> mechanism. As Ian mentioned, the identity information for an entity provides
> sufficient contextual information to give meaning to the data.
> If we use seperate namespaces, clients have NO shot at building a GUI which
> will work as new adaptations of this idea unfold. We should always make sure
> what we do is future-proofed.

+1 to x-data -- generic is good.


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