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   RE: [xml-dev] Bits vs APIS - was Excellent Insight on StandardsDevelopme

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On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 21:46, Dare Obasanjo wrote:

 With RSS 0.91/2.0 & RSS 1.0, a feed consumer could write fairly
straightforward code to parse either format with just a few if...else
blocks to deal with the minor differences (e.g. in RSS 1.0 the <item>
elements are not a child of <channel>). Now with adding Atom 0.3 and
then Atom 1.0 to the mix, it is more likely that a syndication consumer
would just want some API that hides the syntactical variaations of all
the various XML syndication formats instead of dealing with each one
individually using an XML API. 

If authors would stick to either of the schema's that would be a valid
statement Dare. By the time I got up to about 10 feeds, the XSLT is
becoming really horrible, and needs to be namespace agnostic.

The number of variations on a theme made reasonable processing with xslt
just about impossible. Hence I was hopeful of a schema for Atom.

Regards DaveP.
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