[microformats-discuss] Evaulating RSS per the microformats
ryan at technorati.com
Sun Aug 14 15:41:05 PDT 2005
On Aug 14, 2005, at 3:03 PM, Alf Eaton wrote:
> On 14 Aug 2005, at 21:51, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
>> On Sun, 14 Aug 2005 21:10:39 +0200, Michal Migurski
>> <mike at stamen.com> wrote:
>>> There are no technical reasons that RSS couldn't be used to store
>>> archives or contain more than the latest entries, only social
>>> ones. Interestingly, using software such as Blosxom gives you
>>> this RSS archiving for free, e.g. http://mike.teczno.com/notes/
>>> 2005/07/index.rss vs. http://mike.teczno.com/notes/2005/07/. Do
>>> other blogging programs do this? My experience with MT or WP has
>>> been minimal.
>> But I can't use that RSS archive for anything. I can't read it (or
>> I'll have to add it to a subscription list to read it just once).
>> I can't link to it. For it to be usable as an archive format RSS
>> readers will have to reinvent every aspect of the webbrowser -
>> with an added RSS wrapper. That's more tha a little silly.
> There's already an HTML version for you to read in your browser
> , but the XML version of a single post (RSS in this case ) is
> still a great place to store metadata
Really? A better place than in HTML?
> - and of course you can link to it (and so can the HTML page, and
> vice versa).
But can you view it in your browser? Can it be styled in your browser?
> Remember Ken MacLeod's "Is a feed the right place for your
> data?" : Blosxom can make different versions of each post
> easily, based on templates, and so can Movable Type - RDF for
> example . Once the Atom Publishing Protocol is in place, each
> post will have a version in Atom too.
Right, and they can also produce (X)HTML.
>  http://mike.teczno.com/notes/podcasting.html
>  http://mike.teczno.com/notes/podcasting.rss
>  http://bitsko.slc.ut.us/blog/feed-data.html
>  http://hublog.hubmed.org/archives/001142.html
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