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all of the hullaballoo surrounding rss makes me feel dumb. i don't understand how a spec for something as simple as syndicating content can become the center of such a soap opera. it feels like i'm missing something.

part of my problem is that, like kellan, i never really could understand how rss 1.0 got labelled as "hard". way back in the day, before blogger supported any flavor of rss, i used xml::rss to generate my feeds. after a few cups of coffee, i'd made a quick hack that produces valid feeds. i'll grant you that it's not exactly a "power feed", but it's not like it was rocket science to figure out how to produce the feed that satisfies my needs.

so what's the big deal? sure some things need to be clarified in certain specs and i wish echo all the best in making Cool Stuff, but do we really need so much drama?

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7/02/2003 09:48:00 PM 0 comments


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