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[whatwg] Removing the need for separate feeds

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 13:11:32 +0200
Message-ID: <4A168864.1050606@danbri.org>
On 22/5/09 12:36, Toby Inkster wrote:
> Eduard Pascual wrote:
>
>> For manually authored pages and feeds things would be different; but
>> are there really a significant ammount of such cases out there? I
>> can't say I have seen the entire web (who can?), but among what I have
>> seen, I have never encountered any hand authored feed, except for code
>> examples and similar "experimental" stuff.
>
> Surely this proves the need for a way of extracting feeds from HTML?
>
> You never see manually written feeds because people can't be bothered to
> manually write feeds. So the people who manually author HTML simply
> don't bother providing feeds at all.
>
> If an HTML page can *be* a feed, this allows manually authored HTML
> pages to be subscribed to in feed readers.

FWIW the W3C homepage works this way since ~2000, 
http://www.w3.org/2000/08/w3c-synd/

cheers,

Dan
Received on Friday, 22 May 2009 04:11:32 UTC

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