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

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On Feb 2, 2004, at 4:54 PM, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
> PS: Once serious business people get into the act? LOL. So Rolling
> Stone, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun, the New York Times, Yahoo, etc don't
> count as serious business people? I see the ATOM FUDsters have gotten 
> to
> you too.

For what very little it's worth, I don't *think* I've been drinking the 
Atomic Kool-Aid.  I was trying to clarify the argument that the Atom 
people appear to be making, not argue on their behalf.  I do think that 
one can defend what they're doing as the conventional wisdom about XML 
best practice, but I'm not a firm believer in that conventional wisdom 

The serious business people you mention are using RSS in the "user 
pull" sense that Len brought up, as a simple syndication / site summary 
format.  Nobody disputes that RSS works well in practice for that, 
loosely specified though it may be. But are those folks   pushing the 
envelope toward using it for their core businesses?  That's where the 
reality of the situation will reveal itself, and where any problems 
scaling the RSS loose/simple/consensual approach will be seen.


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