[Standards] Proposed XMPP Extension: DOAP usage in XMPP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at mozilla.com
Thu Jan 14 16:52:31 UTC 2021

On 1/13/21 12:35 PM, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Wed, 13 Jan 2021 at 18:24, Sam Whited <sam at samwhited.com
> <mailto: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     I'd like to recommend that we do not publish this spec in its current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.

It's unclear to me whether we actually use DOAP at Mozilla, but I'm


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