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Re: [automattic] False Marketing

From: Matt Mullenweg <m@mullenweg.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 04:06:43 -0800
Message-ID: <49464853.4030203@mullenweg.com>
To: Geoffrey Sneddon <geoffers@gmail.com>
CC: www-archive <www-archive@w3.org>

Geoffrey Sneddon wrote:
> Is there any interest in moving over to a fully fledged XML serializer 
> (which would at the very least mean any XML conformance bug would be in 
> one place)?

For output that sounds fine.

>> However I still do plan to get a spec doc up for it one day. If that 
>> were a condition of them [MT] supporting it Id happily prioritize it.
> 
> When I brought this up on wp-hackers in July (2008), I received the 
> reply (from Otto):
> 
>> If you want it documented, then look at it and write a document for it.
> 
> Either there's a disconnect, or there's a change of plan. Is it still 
> the case that there is a spec coming?

It's still on the list, but it's a long list. :) Most of my attention 
has been focused on 2.7.

> of a byte-stream, massively simplifying it), though it would probably be 
> unlikely to happen until March/April '09 (I would guess it would 
> probably be around a day's work).

That'd be awesome.

> That said, I think having some standardized format would be better, and 
> something based upon RSS probably isn't a good way to do that (mainly 
> because RSS is uselessly vague, and WXR would almost certainly have to 
> be defined as an extension of a subset of that (e.g., Is the title 
> element text or HTML? Different implementations do different things 
> here, some performing heuristics to try and determine the answer.), but 
> also because Atom has far more of what is needed already standarized).

Blogger already has an export format based on Atom. Working with that 
probably should be separate from WXR.

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Matt Mullenweg
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Received on Monday, 15 December 2008 12:07:23 GMT

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