[Standards] Proposal: Event logging over XMPP

Steffen Larsen zooldk at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 19:58:55 UTC 2013

Hi Peter,

First of all great work and perfect to bring this up.. I’ve done this a while now, but haven’t brought it to a broader audience. thumbs up!
So here is my first 50 cent on the doc:

Cool stuff with the tags.. This I can tel you will be valuable for many people. I use these kind of tags all the time to piggy back stuff, that could be valuable in the context.

I don’t like the tag “event”. I think it should be <log> tag instead, no to confuse anybody. I have made several custom XMPP components and client where they have event tag embedded, which have a completely different meaning and context.

Type and Level? I think its too complicated. Only level should be present and with fewer clases.. Debug, Info, Notice… is way too much. People tend to misuse and not think when they have a lot of choices. :-)


On 10 Nov 2013, at 20:31, Peter Waher <Peter.Waher at clayster.com> wrote:

> Hello all
> First of all: Thank you to everybody providing both input and an interest. It is clear the need for an extension in this area is missing and both wanted and needed.
> So I took the opportunity to write a first proposal based on all your comments and on our past experience as well, on how such an event logging extension could look like (attached). I’ve made sure Syslog events can be mapped onto such event log messages (being a standard and all), but extended it a bit to provide for things lacking in Syslog as well as adapting it to the world of XML where new possibilities exist.
> The extension is made so that it can be used both by those who only want to send simple text events and by those who want to have a more controlled way of sending data (including data and types). Hopefully this is a good compromise. But as with all compromises, it has the possibility to offend people in both camps…
> What do you think? If you have any questions, comments or suggestions please don’t hesitate to mail them.
> Best regards,
> Peter Waher
> <xep-0000-EventLog.html>

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