[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists

Evgeny Khramtsov xramtsov at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 12:10:53 UTC 2015


Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:43:06 +0100
Kevin Smith <kevin.smith at isode.com> wrote:

> On 5 Oct 2015, at 14:42, Matthew Wild <mwild1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > XEP-0191 is simple and efficient. It does one job, which is the one
> > that most users need and expect - blocking someone they not longer
> > want communication with. This operation is available on just about
> > every modern communication system they could be familiar with.
> > 
> > Other problems that XEP-0016 could be applied to, such as
> > unsolicited spam/flooding, should be taken care of in other ways,
> > instead of trying to solve everything (inadequately) with one
> > protocol.
> 
> I agree.
> 
> Deprecating 16 in favour of 191+the one extra common use case sounds
> good to me.
> 
> /K

Not sure I understand the sentence. Wouldn't it be better to find
"other ways" in blocking "unsolicited spam/flooding" *before*
deprecating XEP-0016? Because after deprecation nobody will perform
this task.


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