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Seeking common ground

Luke Hutteman: If the advisory board were to vote on possibly unfreezing the RSS 2.0 spec, this may really change some things. Only then could they truly move RSS forward and possibly add some of the extensions that Atom is talking about. It might even allow the Atom project to be folded into the RSS standard so that we can keep a single all-encompassing spec. Now that would truly be a step forward.

  Seeking common ground Seeking common ground. Luke Hutteman: If the advisory board were to vote on possibly unfreezing the RSS 2.0 spec, this may really change some things. Only then could they truly move RSS forward and possibly add some of...

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Atom isn't about RSS.  Atom is a lot more than just syndication.  RSS could well be warped into doing more but what's the point?  There's already significant momentum behind the truly open, collaborative and collegial effort seen thus far with Atom.  What possible benefit would it do to Atom to take a step backwards?

RSS has reached it's zenith.  It does what it does and pretty well at that.  Why bother bringing it's baggage to Atom?

Posted by Bill Kearney at

RE: Seeking common ground

http://scriptingnews.userland.com/2003/07/18#When:12:44:12PM

PS: I wonder why people are so obsessed with Dave Winer and bending his will to theirs.

Message from Dare Obasanjo at

Seeking Common and Open Ground.

There seems lack of such confidence in Atom wiki, or I fail to see that
http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/comments?u=tech&p=24&link=http%3A%2F%2Fblogs.law.harvard.edu%2Ftech%2F2003%2F07%2F18%23a24

anyway the progress of Atom should not be affected much by that move.

Posted by Zhang Yining at

Breaking up is hard to do

And while Atom has found yet another name, Dave Winer realizes he has lost this one, and stops wielding Userlands...... [more]

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It's curious to hear talk of "finding common ground" between RSS 2.0 and Atom, yet barely a word of common ground with other versions. Curious because recent statistics suggest that there are more RSS 1.0 feeds (26%) than RSS 2.0 (14%) and more RSS 0.91 feeds (47%) than those of 1.0 and 2.0 put together.

Personally I agree with Bill about it being a retrograde step to force Atom into the RSS family tree. But if we are to consider any form of backwards compatibility, wouldn't either 0.91 (most adoption, less baggage) or 1.0 (most sophistication) make a more suitable parent?

http://www.syndic8.com/stats.php?Section=rss

Posted by Danny at

That should've read "seeking common ground"...

Posted by Danny at

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