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[whatwg] Feed autodiscovery draft may be resurrected

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 5 Nov 2007 18:54:07 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0711051851080.30809@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, James M Snell wrote:
>
> Just as an example, Windows Live Writer uses the service link to 
> discover the location of the Atompub service document; which it then 
> uses to configure itself to interact with one or more Atompub 
> collections.
> 
> For instance, in IBM's internal blogging environment, any employee can 
> have one or more blogs.  When they use WLW, rather than manually 
> configuring the client for each individual blog, they can simply point 
> WLW to what we call the "dashboard" at http://blogs.tap.ibm.com/weblogs. 
> WLW will get that page, look for the service link, get the service 
> document, and automatically pull out the blogs that user can edit.

Ok, but how does it know that it's an Atompub service document, as opposed 
to a FooBar service API? Is the "type" attribute required, or...? (And if 
so, does this mean that you can only have one type per api, and one api 
per type?)

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