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

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> 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 appeal?

Atom isn't finished yet, but definitely be prepared - long term this
/should/ be the obvious answer.

Best practice now would suggest 1.0 as the most interoperable, tightest
Mass appeal would suggest 0.91 - some stats at :


> Is this simply too political/philosophical a question to get good answers?

Of course not - just use RSS 1.0 until Atom is ready and steer clear of
quasi-proprietary toy specs ;-)

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

It wouldn't hurt. But again, longer term a single Atom feed should be

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

xml.com has quite a few articles.

> What are some good books?




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