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Just use Atom

Rogers Cadenhead:

Really Simple Syndication Best Practices Profile

Editor’s Note: This profile contains a set of recommendations for Really Simple Syndication, a web syndication format documented in RSS 2.0 (revision 2.0.8). Public comments are welcomed at RSS-Public.

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Copyright 2007 RSS Advisory Board. This is version 1 of this document, published May 24, 2007. The current version will always be available at this link and other drafts are available.


Just use Atom.


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Filed under courageous.

But do note that there are readers out there that can't handle namespace prefixed Atom; it will look like your feed is not updated. I've been bitten by this and so has Aristotle. Those readers suck, and there are tests to prove it.

May 27, 2007 12:07 PM


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