Randy Charles Morin blogs about Really Simple Syndication, RDF, FOAF, The Semantic Web and Social Software.
Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
Randy: The changes clear up inconsistencies in their documents, but still doesn't impress me. It looks like the future of media RSS extensions are being defined by people that can barely write XML, neither mind valid RSS and very far from good RSS. The biggest problem remains their funky <itunes:category> which seems to be a proprietary tag that doesn't do anything that can't already be done with the regular old <category> element. This was already raised in several forums and they seem to have decided to ignore the communities advice. Here's a specific example from their specification.
<!-- iTunes Browse Podcasts Category -->
<!-- iTunes Browse Podcasts Subcategory -->
This should be rewritten using the regular old RSS 2.0 <category> element.