[Standards] Experimental XEPs

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Wed Aug 15 21:34:32 UTC 2007


Boyd Fletcher wrote:
> In the W3, they publish in the internal working groups multiple versions of
> specs for a standard that then hash it out. I think we need a similar
> process. 

Sure, people here can publish things on their own websites and we can
use those as input to the design process. But I don't think it's a great
idea to publish those as XEPs because developers will just get confused.
(No, lots of developers don't look at the spec in enough detail to see
that it's labelled "Informational" or whatever.)

> I think we need a more organized approach to developing complex XEPs.

Most of the complex specifications we've developed have benefited from
an in-person meeting where various parties could hash things out in real
time (e.g., we had one of those for pubsub in 2002). Perhaps that would
make sense for the whiteboarding / shared editing domain.

Another approach is to gain consensus on a clear and complete set of
requirements.

Peter

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