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[whatwg] Re: Autodiscovery

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 01:52:01 -0400
Message-ID: <42786301.3060603@inkedblade.net>
Phil Ringnalda wrote:
 >
 > Arve Bersvendsen wrote:
 >
>> On Tue, 03 May 2005 18:52:59 +0200, Tim Bray <Tim.Bray at Sun.COM> wrote:
>> 
>>> http://diveintomark.org/rfc/draft-ietf-atompub-autodiscovery-01.txt
> 
>> 1) Change the attribute value for the rel from "alternate" to "feed", 
> 
> Don't forget, since you would be doing that primarily for people who 
> think too much, that you'll also need to include a profile [1] URI and 
> make a guess at what dereferencing that URI ought to return, and 
> probably take a stab at explaining how to deal with multiple profiles, 
> since the HTML spec punted on that.

This would not be necessary if 'feed' were added to the HTML standard
directly.

> Popularizing "feed" would have one benefit outside Atom's scope, though: 
> there's currently no useful way for an RSS 1.0 feed to do autodiscovery 
> with type="application/rdf+xml" since it could be any alternate RDF, not 
> just RSS: if Atom breaks the ice with "feed" then RSS 1.0 wins.

'feed' is not really defining a /relation/, it's defining a sort of
meta-content-type... But I would much prefer that to forcing 'alternate'
on non-'alternate' links.

~fantasai

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