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Tue, 13 Jun 2006 18:54:02 GMT
Optional doesn't mean Required

Shayne Sweeney: This may sound stupid, but when I tried to filter Ask.com to work using my methods… I came to find out, they’re not putting a <link> node in their RSS!!!

http://chris.pirillo.com/2006/06/13/askcom-rss-search-not/

Randy: I have to wonder what part of optional Shayne doesn't understand? On more than a few occasions of late, I've encountered the situation where aggregator developers expect the optional elements. I think that's the difference between a good RSS aggregator and a bad one; expecting the optional.

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