[Standards] Account Management protoXEP

Matthew A. Miller linuxwolf at outer-planes.net
Wed Sep 21 19:26:34 UTC 2011


On Sep 21, 2011, at 13:24, Remko Tronçon wrote:

>> If it's a well-defined FORM_TYPE, a client could do something fancy for the well-defined fields (e.g. {urn:xmpp:acct-mgmt:0:dataforms:update}newpass gets a special strength meter nearby), and an "advanced" button/tab/overlay/etc for the non-standard things.
> 
> Right, but I always found this to be a cop-out. Either you want ad-hoc
> protocols, and you don't need FORM_TYPES, or you want the client to
> know about a command, and then you need a real protocol.
> 

And I looked at it as a forward-compatibilty thing: any ad-hoc capable client can make use of the feature, while newer implementations with special attention give their users a better experience.


- m&m
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