[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: DOAP usage in XMPP

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Wed Jan 13 20:45:43 UTC 2021

Where even are any of the values in this format defined? The DOAP link
in the proto XEP just links to a giant blob of XML which is not useful.

Every time I go through trying to create one of these I end up with a
million questions that I can't actually get answers to. This format is
not that widely used and isn't actually useful.

Just as a quick example, if I wanted to set the <os> property that I see
used in the example, what are the valid values? Or is it text? Can I
have multiple of them? Are they comma separated, or multiple elements?
etc. None of that is defined by this XEP, and I don't know where I would
even start to find out.

On Wed, Jan 13, 2021, at 20:27, Matthew Wild wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 19:43 Sam Whited, <sam at samwhited.com> wrote:
> > I do not believe this is an appropriate technology whether it's an
> > existing specification or not. It's just too complicated.
> It's really not. It's also easy to generate, so feel free to have a
> different canonical format for your projects (a Lua DSL does tempt me,
> personally...).
> But for external tools to collect and gather data from an array of
> projects, DOAP is the existing standard interchange format for this
> kind of data and we should use it.
> The alternative is some custom format that we will need to bikeshed,
> document, version and maintain. I'm not keen on it.
> Regards, Matthew
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