[Standards] [XEP-0277] Should we use the whole RFC when a XEP is based upon one

Goffi goffi at goffi.org
Wed Jun 21 20:07:48 UTC 2017


Hi,

a practical question: XEP-0277 is based upon Atom (RFC 4287) but doesn't use 
the whole spec in the specified use cases. Movim use a <link rel="related"> or 
<link rel="enclosure"> to attach images: XEP-0277 doesn't talk at all about 
that, but it is specified in RFC 4287.

Do we consider that the whole RFC is usable for XEP-0277, or only use cases 
specified in XEP-0277? I'm asking because those links are not handled yet in 
SàT, and impleting the whole RFC to handle every possible use case is far more 
complicated than just XEP-0277, and XMPP overlap many use cases.

Implementing the whole thing makes compatibility uncertain, in the present 
case an image was not shown in SàT because it's the first time I see a picture 
attached in a rel="enclosure" link, and XEP-0277 doesn't talk about it at all. 
But on the other hand, it allows many more thing than the XEP alone.

your opinion is really welcome on this question

thanks
Goffi


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