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Fri, 24 Dec 2004 04:58:45 GMT
Dude, it's XML

Mark Paschal: Some folks have proposed a grand unified enclosure extension for RSS 2.0 and 1.0 and Atom. However, they say: At the time of this writing, the current ATOM format specification[6] does not yet define an extensibility model for the format. Once one is defined, we will be able to discuss the integration of the enclosures proposal into it. Which, oddly enough, is true. The "Extending Atom" section of draft-ietf-atompub-format-03 is blank. As I understand it, though, it'll read something like:

9. Extending Atom
Dude, it's XML. You extend XML with namespaces. Duh.

Randy: But I'm sure it'll produce a permaThread or two on the Atom mailing list before the obviously conclusion is drawn.

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