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   RE: [xml-dev] ANN: RSS 1.1

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Looking at the changes list I see 

>The rdf:about attribute is no longer required on item instances, and is
no longer available on images. This is consistent with RSS 0.91, 0.92
and 2.0, and resolves IssueRequiredRdfAbout. 

This is a step backwards and quite broken. Brent Simmons has already
commented about this at http://inessential.com/?comments=1&postid=3020.
If you need more explanation of the brokenness this pushes on to RSS
readers, see

Your successes will happen in private and your failures in full view of

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean B. Palmer [mailto:sean+rss@infomesh.net] 
> Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2005 6:30 AM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] ANN: RSS 1.1
> I'm pleased to announce the release of RSS 1.1: a bugfix 
> version of RSS 1.0, being a popular XML-based syndication format.
>     http://inamidst.com/rss1.1/
>     - RSS 1.1 Specification
> This specification has been developed by a group of RSS 1.0 
> users including myself who sought not just to resolve the 
> various bugs therein but also to improve the integrity of the 
> specification in general, and provide RELAX NG and RDF Schemata.
> To coincide with the release, we're also making available a 
> number of tools, including an RSS 1.1 feed validator (using a 
> SAX parser in Python), a converter (based on XSLT), a test 
> suite, and various implementations for Movable Type, 
> Wordpress, and others, all of which are linked to from the 
> following guide:
>     http://inamidst.com/rss1.1/guide
>     - A Rough Guide to RSS 1.1
> Discussion of the format may be had in any of the following 
> fora, depending upon the particular nature of the feedback:
>     * xml-dev - Reply to this thread if you have comments about any
>       XML related matters, especially including the validator and
>       XSLT implementations.
>     * irc.freenode.net #rss1.1 - For real time communication with the
>       developers of the specification, and any general comments.
>     * rss-dev mailing list: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rss-dev/
>       For feedback on how RSS 1.1 relates to 1.0 and other syndication
>       formats.
> Specific typographical corrections may be sent directly to 
> the editors, the contact details for whom are in the specification.
> Thanks,
> --
> Sean B. Palmer, http://inamidst.com/sbp/
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