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- To: "Michael Champion" <email@example.com>,"XML DEV" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] RSS beyond the Blog: 1992 or 1999? - was Re: [xml-dev] hurry GenX...
- From: "Joshua Allen" <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:03:17 -0800
- Thread-index: AcQNLcrj7M3lemhWTZ6q/UE7mZgQiQABjSsA
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] RSS beyond the Blog: 1992 or 1999? - was Re: [xml-dev] hurry GenX...
> > I can already get my bank account and credit card information over
> > Web using HTTP+SSL. So what is so crazy about my bank deciding to
> > me the results as an XML document instead of an HTML one? All this
> > talk of 80/20 solutions and bubbles confuses me.
>"aggregation" of information that is unique to me is a bit of a
misnomer, so I don't see the value of
>leveraging the RSS+Aggregator infrastructure to do that. Better to
build a real pub-sub network?
Well, I get an e-mail anytime someone accesses my credit files, and I
probably *wouldn't* want to get that via RSS. However, it is very
appealing to me to have RSS feeds available that tell me whenever anyone
enters a new bug in the bug database against me, or whenever someone
checks in code changes to a tree that I care about. These capabilities
serve a real need, and are available today very simply using RSS. And
in fact I would argue that RSS is superior, because I can modify the
scope of the delivered feed based on URL parameters (very RESTful).
Honestly, the talk about "*real* pub-sub network" reminds me of the
people in the early days of the Web who argued for a "*real* hypertext
network". There were lots of *real* hypertext systems before the web,
and plenty since, but the web is vastly superior.