[Standards] XEP readability

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Jan 9 22:29:40 UTC 2009

Dirk Meyer wrote:
> Dirk Meyer wrote:
>> Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>>> Some members of the XMPP Council commented recently that the front
>>> matter (author info, legal notices, etc.) in existing XEPs is quite
>>> lengthy. Therefore I have modified the XSLT to move almost all of that
>>> information to appendices. All of the XEPs have been regenerated to 
>>> use this new format:
>>> http://xmpp.org/extensions/
>>> Let me know what you think.
>> Better, but I would not move all metadata to the end. Comparing it to an
>> RFC, I would move Appendix A (dependencies and version), B (who wrote
>> that stuff), D (not important, but it should be at the top IMHO), and F
>> (it is necessary to read the XEP) back to the top.

Then we haven't really improved anything. :)

> And something else: the top says "Copyright (c) 1999 - 2009 XMPP
> Standards Foundation. See Legal Notices." That is not correct. E.g. my
> XEPs have no copyright before 2008, they did not exist at that
> time. Maybe parse the first version info as copyright start date.

Currently the XEP metadata does not have the specific date (or date
range) of the particular spec, so everything claims copyright since the
original Jabber projects began (1999). I'm sure that could be improved.


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