[wp-hackers] feed:http://address problem

Andy Skelton skeltoac at hotmail.com
Thu May 19 21:50:21 GMT 2005

>From: "Denis de Bernardy" <denis at semiologic.com>
>Technically, and as point out in a previous message, feed: is not a 

Agreed. However, "feed" is also not properly a MIME type like your Word 
document example. All feeds do not have a unified format.

A feed is probably best described as "a URL that serves snapshots of a 
flowing channel of atomic particles (articles)". Mailto: says, "what follows 
is an email address." Feed: says, "what follows is a feed." Though it may be 
transported over http, a feed is not a web page.

That concludes the philosphic portion of this letter. My opinion is that any 
user who cares about feeds should be able to digest some documentation and 
alter their feed links according to taste.

Until the proposed feed: spec takes hold in more mainstream apps, we are 
really only arguing about taste. And we should all be wise enough to know 

Andy Skelton

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