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[whatwg] PaceEntryMediatype

From: Martin Atkins <mart@degeneration.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 08 Dec 2006 19:11:45 +0000
Message-ID: <4579B8F1.2070107@degeneration.co.uk>
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 
> Then the browser wouldn't take these links and make them available in a 
> "list of feeds" interface, which is the problem we are trying to solve.
> 

Why is it useful for a browser to make a list of a bunch of random feeds 
that have no relation to one another or to the current page?

A list of feeds *for the current page* I can see a use for (that little 
orange RSS icon on my browser's toolbar), but for links to other "feeds" 
a list inside the page itself is perfectly adequate, especially if that 
link actually links to an HTML document that *itself* declares a the 
feed as a <LINK>.

Currently the orange RSS icon means "Subscribe to this page". This is a 
lot more useful (in my opinion) than it meaning "subscribe to some 
random thing".
Received on Friday, 8 December 2006 11:11:45 UTC

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