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Re: review of content type rules by IETF/HTTP community

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 07:02:22 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@us.ibm.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org WG" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0708220658230.29534@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > 
> > Oh, indeed. However, there is one thing that may mitigate that and 
> > make our life a lot easier here -- feeds generally are not visited 
> > directly, they're found in rel=feed and rel=alternate links on HTML 
> > pages. So this might be a non-issue basically.
> I wish I could say that that is my experience.  Within the past week 
> alone, I had somebody -- arguably someone whom to all evidence is 
> reasonably technically astute -- ask me if I simply didn't do RSS as he 
> didn't see any links to a feed on my page:
> http://intertwingly.net/blog/2007/08/09/Erlang-First-Impressions#c1187179911
> I know that may seem like an isolated incident, but the fact that the 
> overwhelming number of sites seem to feel compelled to add a direct and 
> visible link to feeds (ones that arguably could, but rarely do at the 
> present time, include a rel=feed attribute) is an indicator that 
> "generally are not visited directly" is a bit of an overstatement.

Yeah, fair point.

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