[Standards] XEP-0060: pubsub#dataform_xslt (yes, but why?)

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at mozilla.com
Tue Aug 7 16:28:45 UTC 2018


On 8/5/18 4:59 AM, Jonas Wielicki wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> So while running the XEP-0060 node_config data form [1] through the thing 
> which builds aioxmpp code to process it, I came across this funny field:
> 
>   <field var='pubsub#dataform_xslt'
>          type='text-single'
>          label='The URL of an XSL transformation which can be
>                 applied to the payload format in order to generate
>                 a valid Data Forms result that the client could
>                 display using a generic Data Forms rendering
>                 engine'/>
> 
> I was at first confused, but then figured out that this is an XSLT which can 
> be applied to the payload in the node items to extract a XEP-0004 Data Form 
> which is then renderable. 

It seems to be a data forms result, not a form one would fill out.

> At least that’s what I think. There’s no text which 
> describes its use in more detail.
> 
> So, I have a few questions:

A simpler question: is anyone using this feature?

I doubt it, and I'd be inclined to remove it.

Peter

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