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   RE: [xml-dev] rss regularis(z)ation

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> > One of the things I would want to use namespaces for is to return
> > namespaced html instead of as you pointed out " the bizarre practice of
> > CDATA-escaping random HTML-ish text " but this is only starting to be
> > done now, why was it not done in earlier versions? What were the excuses
> > for the bizarre practice

[snip - agreed]

> As several others have pointed out, if the content were well-formed they
> could do XPath magic, and filter out dangerous things like <script>, and
> bask in the glow of karmic goodness.  In response they say "I don't want
> to do XPath magic, and my HTML renderer has a safe-sandbox mode, and I
> just want the stuff I care about (<title>, <link>, remember) in XML and
> the rest is a bag of bits, so extend me no markup.

Not only XPath magic, but RDF magic too. This can be kludged with RSS 2.0,
but flows seamlessly from RSS 1.0.

> Realistically, I think we're stuck with it.  At least Atom will *let*
> you make the content well-formed.  Then evolution takes over.

Yep, that does look the clearest path forward.



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