[Standards] Experimental XEPs

Boyd Fletcher boyd.fletcher at je.jfcom.mil
Wed Aug 15 21:40:56 UTC 2007

On 8/15/07 5:34 PM, "Peter Saint-Andre" <stpeter at jabber.org> wrote:

> 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.)

so let's create a formal process for doing draft proposals like the W3 and
IETF both have.

>> 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.

I agree a meeting is in order, but I also think a formal working group
should be established

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

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