[Standards] 2016 Compliance Suites

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Tue Oct 6 12:03:43 UTC 2015

On 1 Oct 2015, at 15:34, Sam Whited <sam at samwhited.com> wrote:
> I've started working on updating the compliance suites (last done in
> 2012) on this branch:

I hinted at this out of band, but I’ll raise it here too.

I think there might be merit in changing these from “Conformance Suites” to something along the lines of “2015 Best Practices”. I think that leaves us more free to include things that are best practice but not widely deployed (e.g. Client State Indications) that otherwise we’d have to argue about whether it’s reasonable to label something “non-conformant” because it doesn’t implement them, or whether it’s reasonable to include Experimental specs, while satisfying the main purpose for these suites of indicating which XEPs people should be implementing right now.

Please discuss. I think the outcome of that discussion probably affects what should go into the suites.


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