[uf-discuss] WordPress and hAtom: Just for themers?

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Aug 8 13:27:39 PDT 2006

On Aug 8, 2006, at 3:18 PM, Andy Skelton wrote:

> On 8/8/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is it a pipedream to think that hAtom, widely deployed, can be a
>> sister of RSS and ATOM? Or will it only be a refuge for geeks?
> Dunno. One can hope that all parallel-publishing feeds die out.  
> Hope hard.

I was just noticing that this is the only hatom FAQ:


"1.  Is hAtom intended to replace RSS or Atom?

* No, hAtom is not intended to replace RSS or Atom. While most  
weblogs and other websites do provide their latest articles in a  
structured fashion (via RSS and/or Atom feeds), most of them do not  
provide their older articles in a structured way. This is one of the  
problems that hAtom can solve."

That prompts me to ask a follow up question: why isn't hAtom intended  
to replace RSS or Atom?  Is it the increased bandwidth required for  
all the extraneous information in a given XHTML document, or the loss  
of semantics from Atom to hAtom, or is there something more  
fundamental I'm missing?


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