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Re: RSS feed for www-tag-announce (and all W3C public lists)

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 11:40:44 -0500
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-ID: <20050317164044.GI23388@homer.w3.org>

* Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org> [2005-03-17 09:49-0600]
> rel="alternate" seems kinda odd... the RSS feed isn't actually
> an alternative representation of the page. rel="newsfeed" would
> seem like a better match. Oh well.

I think the rough consensus that led to 'alternate' adoption was that
the HTML spec includes that link type, so tools wouldn't need to 
add a profile= attribute, or deal with space separated lists of profile
URIs etc. 

ie. it wasn't a perfect fit, but was bearable and keeps one within the 
existing (X&)HTML specs...


ps. http://www.w3.org/2001/sw/interest/ has a bunch of these too; I
recommend the Sage newsreader plugin for Firefox btw; if you add feeds
to the Sage folder they show up in a simple sidebar.
Received on Thursday, 17 March 2005 16:40:45 UTC

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