[Standards] Deprecating Privacy Lists
Peter Saint-Andre - &yet
peter at andyet.net
Thu Oct 15 16:47:42 UTC 2015
On 9/29/15 2:02 PM, Sam Whited wrote:
> I've brought up reconciling privacy lists and the blocking command in
> the past , but the discussion faltered and it never went before the
> council. It was brought up as part of a recent discussion again ,
> and I'd like to formally propose that it be deprecated.
As an author of XEP-0016, I am in favor of deprecating privacy lists,
for the following reasons:
1. Smaller, simpler extensions to solve particular problems are
preferable to large, complex frameworks.
2. We defined privacy lists to address a requirement from RFC 2779 that
in fact we misunderstood, so it was over-engineered from the start.
Full disclosure: I have not yet read the long thread that resulted from
Sam's original message.
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