[Standards] XEP-0060: Register publish options 'persist-items'

Kevin Smith kevin.smith at isode.com
Mon Dec 11 12:30:55 UTC 2017

On 8 Dec 2017, at 13:20, Daniel Gultsch <daniel at gultsch.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> XEP-0048, XEP-0223 and possibly others are referencing a
> publish-option called 'persist-item'. XEP-0060 says that any
> publish-options MUST be registered. This hasn't happened yet.
> Here is a pull request that does: https://github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/555
> (editors will still have to pull this into the registry)
> as an alternative approach we could agree that every registered
> node-configuration double acts as a publish-options PRECONDITION with
> the same name.
> Here is a pull request that adds such wording to XEP-0060.
> https://github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/556
> This pull request also removes the possibility of registering
> publish-options as OVERRIDE (They would probably have to share the
> same name as the node-configuration publish-options and confuse
> people.
> These two PR are mutually exclusive.
> Pick your poison. PR#555 is a pretty simple and required for 0223 (or
> else the XEP wont work). PR#556 is a more fundamental change but
> arguably the 'saner' choice.

From a ‘not breaking xep60’ point of view, could one reasonably argue that the latter is equivalent in effect to registering a whole load of publish options, which implementations must be happy with already?


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