[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: DOAP usage in XMPP

Sam Whited sam at samwhited.com
Thu Jan 14 16:35:45 UTC 2021

It wasn't becoming a standard 1.5 years ago so I tried to implement it,
couldn't ever even figure out a way to verify if what I had was right,
and decided it was pointless. Now it's becoming an XEP, so now is the
time to raise objections to it being standardized or used on the website
so that I can't list my client if I don't write this garbage format.

On Thu, Jan 14, 2021, at 16:25, Jonas Schäfer wrote:
> On Mittwoch, 13. Januar 2021 22:59:23 CET Sam Whited wrote:
> > I hate to go down the rabbit trail of what "widely used means" but
> > we seem to have different definitions of that too. The vast majority
> > of projects on the web do not appear to use this format. Some do,
> > but they seem to be a very small minority (albeit from a very very
> > small sample of me searching specifically for projects that do use
> > it, which should weight towards using it, and then picking a bunch
> > of random projects that I use myself and seeing which ones use it).
> >
> > I am not concerned with making something that is perfect over
> > something that is good, I would settle for something that is
> > mediocre over actively harmful and bad.
> >
> > If effort is the concern, I will happily create and document an
> > alternative just to avoid the over engineered mess we seem to want
> > to find ourselves in.
> Oh, and to add: This was first brought up in July 2019 [1], discussion
> was furthered a month later and you have been silent for
> 1.5 years on this -- starting to complain after people have invested
>   is not fair to anyone.
> regards, Jonas
>    [1]: https://mail.jabber.org/pipermail/standards/2019-July/036307.html
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