[Standards] Re: compliance levels for 2008
mridul at sun.com
Mon May 14 18:44:43 UTC 2007
Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> Mridul Muralidharan wrote:
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>>> Boyd Fletcher wrote:
>>>>> maybe I’m missing something but I haven’t seen a written
>>>>> Intermediate Server 2008 spec.
>>>> Maybe that's because it hasn't been written yet.
>>>> I'll write a rough draft of that spec and update the other specs
>>>> before the next Council meeting (May 16).
>> Why is component protocol required ?
>> I thought it was historical and informational ...
> Would it help to change it to Standards Track? There has been talk about
> working on a new component protocol but the existing one is very widely
> implemented and deployed, and is the only standard way to connect
> external components to servers.
It is used, true - but is there any reason why a intermediate compliant
server should support it ?
For example, pubsub/muc/jud/something_else could be implemented within
the server without requiring external components.
The component protocol has been extended with proprietary extensions for
all sorts of purposes and other than the basic initialization as defined
by 114 and gateway registeration as defined by 100 (since they are
usually components) most of the other functionality is proprietary : how
useful is it to have it in intermediate level ?
For the record, we do support it :) just wondering whether intermediate
suite will gain anything by having this supported ... could be a "nice
to have" in advanced suite ?
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