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   Re: [xml-dev] best practice for providing newsfeeds ?

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At 15:21 31/01/2004, Robert Koberg wrote:
>What is the general best practice when providing newsfeeds with regard to 
>type (RSS, Atom, ?) and version (RSS - v.91, 1.0, 2.0)?
>If you could only provide one, which would you choose with regard to mass 
>Is this simply too political/philosophical a question to get good answers?

Apparently yes.
No idea what stats if any, are available.

>Is it a good idea to provide all versions or is it overkill?

IMHO overkill. The feed readers can (mostly ) sort out the mess
of receiving 3 different formats.
(Just don't use escaped content :-)

>What are some good sites to learn about best practices in this area? What 
>are some good books?

IMHO you'll get terrific bias on most sites :0)

>We are going to add a newsfeed capability to our app. I am thinking of two 
>ways to give the functionality to our users:
>1. just generate all popular versions
>2. give them a property/attribute to select a type+version (defaulting to 
>the one with the most mass appeal)

Pick a format and abide with it.... for the time being.
Others might appreciate it when processing
if you produce valid XML,
then when fashions change its easier to process.



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