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Browsers are a hold

I had plenty of good push back on the idea that browsers need to become aggregators.

James Governor: "...another reason we cant replace the browser with an aggregator is because not everyone is going to offer full text feeds. Instead we have people trying to maintain control, drive up their web stats or whatever it is. If information wants to be free, Doc Searls, then how come I have to come to you for it (slight barrier to entry)." To which I say - >doh< - never even thought of that.

Brian Rowe: "His point of view seems to be that browsers will become feed aggregators. I'm not so sure of this idea. I don't know how an aggregator would handle static documents, such as a reference for a programming API."

Peter Williams "Permalinking should be done at the resource level. The HTML and XML feed formats are just different representations of the same resource and therefore they should have the same URI." I wish I'd said that.


August 30, 2005 10:10 PM

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