[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


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


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