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Re: Metadata Authoring Capabilities

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 16:20:40 +1000
Message-ID: <460CAC38.70805@lachy.id.au>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
> 1999. RSS is created
> 2001. Dave Winer markets the XML orange button everywhere.
> 2002. People tries to think about a mechanism
>       for autodiscovery and creates it to not
>       clutter the UI and improves the usability.
>       <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"
>             title="RSS" href="url/to/rss/file">
> 2006. Browser implements it in their UI

2006. Realised it was a mistake to require duplication of data in the 
head and body using both <link> and <a>.  Defined how to link to feeds 
using <a> [1|2] and began implementing [3].

> => Metadata in the head implemented in the UI for better usability.

Metadata in the head was a trade-off between ease of implementation and 
duplication of data.

[1] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#feed
[2] http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#alternate
[3] https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=362864

Lachlan Hunt
Received on Friday, 30 March 2007 06:20:38 GMT

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