[standards-jig] extending disco#info result

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Feb 25 17:38:19 UTC 2004


On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 10:08:49AM -0700, Peter Millard wrote:
> Matthew A. Miller wrote:
> [SNIP]
> > Second, I firmly believe JEP-0004 already allows for this behavior.
> [SNIP]
> > However, if the consensus is that JEP-0004 needs to change to reflect
> > that, that can be accomplished.
> 
> +100... IMO, JEP-0004 already allows for this usage, and should be used. As Matt
> pointed out, the intent is to communicate meaningful information to the USER,
> not the APPLICATION. By sending simple name-value pairs using x-data, we allow
> this to happen. Client developers already have the means and experience in
> interpreting this type of data, and there are no downsides. 

+1

> I also don't believe
> the existing JEP needs to modified to allow for this type of usage.

I think Matt meant modified in the sense of textual clarification (you
are not required to follow a form-submit-result sequence in x-data), not 
in the sense of protocol changes.

> This is more of an "implementation" detail than anything... Perhaps a note can
> be added to JEP-45 to illustrate this usage. 

Can do.

> We should also probably create a
> JEP which defines extending disco#info results this way.

I seem to have signed up for that.

/psa




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