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Re: New URI scheme talk in RSS-land

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 00:39:15 -0500
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: "'www-tag @ w3. org'" <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20031206003915.M27943@www.markbaker.ca>


The various RSS formats all seem(*) to include a link child element of
channel, whose value is a URI of the weblog.  That's not the URI that is
needed, I know, but declarations such as this seem widely used;

<link rel='alternate' type='application/rss+xml' title='RSS' href='/ongoing/ongoing.rss' />

(see http://diveintomark.org/archives/2002/06/02/important_change_to_the_link_tag )

Wouldn't that solve the problem (albeit at the cost of an extra GET)?

There's also the possibility of an RSS extension to provide the feed URI

Both of those would, IMO, be superior to a new URI scheme.

(*) I'm no RSS guru

Mark Baker.   Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.        http://www.markbaker.ca
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