Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: RSS Issues: Comments requested
Author: Bryant Durrell Posted: 11/10/1999; 12:07:25 PM Topic: RSS Issues: Comments requested Msg #: 12944 (In response to 12932) Prev/Next: 12943 / 12945
Amen. I was thinking about the need for a date field a while ago, and posted, but made the mistake of bringing it up on a Sunday. ;)
I think that extending the RSS format is the right thing to do. I believe that well-written RSS software should discard elements it doesn't understand; i.e., if you add a
element to your RSS file, RSS parsers which don't grok that element should simply ignore it.
I further suggest the x- convention -- it should be acceptable to add elements at will to your RSS file, as long as their names begin with x-. So, for example,
. This allows people to extend their local RSS files for their local needs without fear of running into namespace problems down the road.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: RSS Issues: Comments requested, Dave Winer, 11/10/1999; 12:09:56 PM
- Re: RSS Issues: Comments requested, James Carlyle, 11/10/1999; 12:28:56 PM
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