[Standards] Deprecating some Draft XEPs

Todd Herman todd at apx-labs.com
Mon Aug 6 22:47:11 UTC 2012

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>From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On Behalf Of Peter Saint-Andre
>Sent: Monday, August 06, 2012 6:40 PM
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>Subject: [Standards] Deprecating some Draft XEPs
>Some Draft XEPs were rarely implemented / deployed and weren't great ideas in the first place. I'm thinking of protocols like extended stanza addressing (XEP-0033) and >flexible offline message retrieval (XEP-0013), but there might be others. How would the community like to proceed with regard to these specifications? Converting some >of them to Deprecated makes sense to me, subject to meeting certain criteria (age, lack of use, poor design).

I would concur with deprecating them.  Your criteria (mostly age and adoption) also make perfect sense.  If there is little adoption but it has been updated this year, perhaps it should stay in draft.  If it hasn't been updated recently and no one is using it, no reason (that I can see of) to keep it as a "draft".

>Peter Saint-Andre

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