[Standards] Council Voting Summary 2019-08-18

Jonas Schäfer jonas at wielicki.name
Sat Aug 24 16:50:25 UTC 2019


On Mittwoch, 21. August 2019 01:06:07 CEST Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Aug 2019 at 16:58, Jonas Schäfer <jonas at wielicki.name> wrote:
> > On Dienstag, 20. August 2019 10:34:22 CEST Dave Cridland wrote:
> > > > *PR #808 - XEP-0045: Add Tags configuration and metadata* -
> > > > https://github.com/xsf/xeps/pull/808
> > > > Dave: [pending]
> > > > Georg: [on-list]
> > > > Jonas: +1
> > > > Kev: [pending]
> > > > Link: [on-list]
> > > 
> > > I think I'm -1 on this. I don't think that having tags is a bad idea, in
> > > and of itself, but I'm concerned with adding more stuff to XEP-0045.
> > > 
> > > In general, I think that tagging in this "dumb" way is probably never
> > 
> > going
> > 
> > > to be enough, and a more considered approach might be better.
> > > 
> > > For what it's worth, I'm open to having my mind changed on this.
> > 
> > As someone in favour of this, what do you consider "dumb" about this?
> 
> Dumb as in the tags are simply "there", and therefore only of use to an
> external search engine, really.
> 
> So things you can't do are filter by tag on a disco#items search, say, or
> assign some internal meaning to specific tags for state management or
> workflow or something.
> 
> Put another way, I'm not sure this gives anything to build upon - it's just
> a field of strings, and there's no indication of semantics or intended use
> here. I can implement it easily enough from the spec, but I have no idea
> how to use it beyond "put some strings here".
> 
> Quite a lot of '45 is like this already, and I'd rather not make things
> worse.

Fair enough. Do you have a proposal with which we could provide a similar UX 
to users?

kind regards,
Jonas
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