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Fwd: The new Atompub WG

From: Graham Klyne <GK@ninebynine.org>
Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2004 10:31:05 +0100
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To: RDF Interest group <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>


I'm forwarding this message because I thought the historical RDF connection 
via RSS might make this new IETF working group of interest to some folks 
here.  I haven't looked at any of the work in detail, but my tentative 
understanding is that the intent is for this to NOT be an application of RDF.


>Greetings again. Tim and I are the co-chairs of the new Atompub WG, and we 
>would like to invite any apps-active folks to participate. The charter is 
><http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/atompub-charter.html>. The -00s of our 
>first two documents are listed there as well.
>Basically, we are standardizing a format and posting/updating protocol for 
>weblog entries and feeds. I strongly believe that this will also become a 
>popular format for one-way newsletters and other types of announcements 
>that are currently done in email. This is the fourth popular (but the 
>first openly-developed) iteration of such a format, and the first 
>iteration of a publishing protocol. The pre-IETF version of the format is 
>somewhat-widely deployed, but everyone knows and seems happy with the fact 
>that the format already went through changes in the -00 draft.
>Before you say "sure, I'll subscribe!", please note: the list traffic is 
>HEAVY: last week had 400 messages, almost all on-topic. It's kind of 
>amazing (and overwhelming), but it is also kind of wonderful to see that 
>many people interested in helping make the standard.
>We would love to have input from developers of current IETF protocols 
>about things that have gone well or poorly in those protocols. We are 
>already grappling with things like date formats, HTTP authentication 
>issues, versioning, and a host of XML-related issues. Fortunately, the 
>contributors so far have been mostly intelligent, with a large number of 
>actual developers. FWIW, fewer than 5% of the active posters have had any 
>IETF involvement.
>Tim and I will be giving a presentation at the Apps Area meeting in San 
>Diego, but wanted to give y'all a heads-up and early invite to at least 
>read the drafts and maybe get involved.
>--Paul Hoffman, Director
>--Internet Mail Consortium

Graham Klyne
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