[wp-hackers] Re: RSS Decisions

Chris Lott chris.lott at gmail.com
Tue Jan 17 23:04:06 GMT 2006

On 1/17/06, Phil Ringnalda <philringnalda at gmail.com> wrote:
> the "rip out RSS 1.0
> support, because someone writing a SemWeb consumer can just publish his
> own feed with a plugin, and he won't care whether or not he can get
> other people's feeds as RDF" bug will be wontfixed,

There are literally dozens, probably hundreds of formats that some
group of people would like to have available for purposes of data
mining and app construction and who knows what. Should they all be
enabled out of the box or should it be up to a site owner to make a
choice about what data they are publishing? Essentially you are saying
here, if I read you correctly, that removing RDF is a problem because
a lot of people don't realize that they are even publishing such a
feed and so wouldn't do so if it were optional.

What about leaving it an option but having RDF and a few well-chosen
other plugins as part of the Wordpress Core using a good library so
that maintenance is essentially nil?


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