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[whatwg] Removing the need for separate feeds

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 07:21:43 +0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0905220720590.7824@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 22 May 2009, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On May 22, 2009, at 09:01, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > 
> >   USE CASE: Remove the need for feeds to restate the content of HTML pages
> >   (i.e. replace Atom with HTML).
> 
> Did you do some kind of "Is this Good for the Web?" analysis on this 
> one? That is, do things get better if there's yet another feed format?

As far as I can tell, things get better if the feed format and the default 
output format are the same, yes. Generally, redundant information has 
tended to lead to problems.

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