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Re: Standards for Podcasting?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Feb 2010 14:53:17 -0600
To: Mary Stone <marybs@unimelb.edu.au>
Message-Id: <9434307D-16CC-4974-BD4C-807735901AC7@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 12 Feb 2010, at 6:48 AM, Mary Stone wrote:

> Hi Fabulous W3C people,
>
> I wish (or rather my boss has asked me to investigate) if there are  
> any standards for podcasting technology. I've checked your website  
> (which may or may not be the most appropriate place for this query)  
> and can't find anything appropriate.  I also checked under 'audio  
> technology' as well.  If your website is not the right place for  
> this - then please indicate where I should go.
>
> In practical terms I generally apply the 'common sense' approach  
> (yes - what is that?  :)  ) of uploading the audio to our website  
> alongside a written transcript) i.e. text).  I think this is what my  
> supervisor means.  However II think my supervisor wants this  
> supported with an official standard.
>
> So...
>
> (a) Is there one produced?
>
> (b)  Where do I go to find this information?
>
> For any morsel you can send my way I'd be truly grateful
>

Hi Mary,

I believe that a podcast amounts to an audio file that is announced  
via an RSS feed. This is not an area I know well, but if that's all  
that is involved, you would want to look for RSS standards and pick  
your favorite audio format.

  _Ian
>
> Regards
>
> Mary Stone
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> Memory Board Coordinator
> Arts Team
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> University of Melbourne 3010
>
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> Email:  marybs@unimelb.edu.au
>
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