[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: DOAP usage in XMPP

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Wed Jan 13 19:41:39 UTC 2021

I do not believe this is an appropriate technology whether it's an
existing specification or not. It's just too complicated.


On Wed, Jan 13, 2021, at 19:35, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 18:24, Sam Whited <sam at samwhited.com> wrote:
> > I'd like to recommend that we do not publish this spec in its
> > current form. The XML community has the tendency to over-engineer
> > everything to try and reuse schemas as much as possible which just
> > makes things more difficult for no reason. This is a handful of
> > simple key/value pairs, it doesn't need to use RDF or whatever the
> > "schema" prefix means.
> >
> > If this spec is moved forward please consider either adding a JSON
> > representation since this is mostly for the web and is effectively
> > just a set of key-value pairs which probably makes JSON a better
> > format for storing it, or a simplified XML representation that can
> > be completely defined in this document and exists in a single
> > namespace.
> I was under the impression that DOAP was an existing deployed
> specification, and that the use of RDF/XML wasn't unexpected.
> In particular, it appears that both Mozilla and PyPI seem to use it,
> so assuming reuse of existing standards is our thing - and
> presumably that is exactly our thing - then use of DOAP seems like
> the right choice.
> Dave.
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