[icecast] New YP listing code in icecast2

Jack Moffitt jack at xiph.org
Mon Feb 3 15:45:34 UTC 2003

> XML is not really suited for this type of request, you don't need 
> structured data for YP communication, you just want a varying number of 
> parameters, which is currently possible given the current implementation.

XML-RPC is, and that would be a much better way to define the interface.
Then at least everyone could stop rwiting their own sender/parser and
just use their favorite XML-RPC lib for their respective language.

> just because you can do something doesn't necessarily mean you 
> should.

There are many areas that the current infrastructure can not deal with.
See earlier threads on new yp to get a detailed list.  (I know Oddsock
has seen this, this is mostly for everyone else's knowledge).

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