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Sat, 15 Jan 2005 15:37:58 GMT
Feed Playlists versus feed:// URLs

0xDECAFBAD: Phil makes a suggestion that seems ideal to me. Don't link to feeds directly, don't use a funky protocol, link to a "playlist" of feeds.

Randy: Leslie Orchard makes a case for Phil's application/feedlist+xml. Now that I see this a little more thought out, I don't like the need for a new XML. If everybody just returned the correct media type and added one link element to their RSS channel, then we don't need another XML format.

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Very true. But I think we have to abandon that baggage. RSS 0.91 was great and obviously the grandfather of all that came afterwards, but we shouldn't be crippling ourselves going forward to preserve backwards compatibility. That said, last time I ran the numbers, RSS 0.91 was still #1 or #2 deployed version of RSS, neck-and-neck with RSS 2.0.

Randy

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