[Standards-JIG] NEW: JEP-0128 (Service Discovery Extensions)

Jacek Konieczny jajcus at bnet.pl
Sat Mar 6 17:55:11 UTC 2004


On Fri, Mar 05, 2004 at 04:52:34PM -0600, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> As discussed recently on this list, sometimes it would be helpful to 
> extend service discovery IQ results. This JEP describes a recommended
> approach for doing so by means of jabber:x:data.
> 
> http://www.jabber.org/jeps/jep-0128.html

Why did you change jabber:x:data protocol and semantics??
 
Data form of type "result" was supposed to contain a set of results
of a data query including field names (table heading) and a list of
records (table data rows) containing fixed field number. This protocol
was accepted as Final it cannot be just changed, because someone would
like it better this way.

Now you made a JEP using the same namespace i quite different protocol.
This is really evil. If the protocol is going to be defined this way
no one will trust JSF extensions as good protocol specification.

If jabber:x:data is to be used it must be used as it is defined in
JEP-4. If that jabber:x:data definition is not good, then a new
protocol, with new namespace should be proposed.

Greets,
        Jacek



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