[uf-discuss] hatom - multiple feed viability questions, now with examples

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Jun 12 14:33:56 PDT 2006

This has been stuck in my reply-to folder for quite awhile...

I'm surprised no-one has jumped on this. I guess hAtom needs more  


On May 20, 2006, at 12:06 PM, Chris Casciano wrote:

> I brought up some questions about the definitions and consumption  
> of html documents with multiple hatom feeds in them a week or two  
> ago and after some discussion here and on IRC I was left with a  
> feeling that we really needed some informal tests to outline some  
> of the issues. I've tossed together a first attempt at a suite of  
> examples now be viewed at:
> http://placenamehere.com/mf/hatom_tests/
> I /think/ all of these examples are valid to the hatom spec. I also  
> think they all make sense from an html standpoint.
> What I don't know, and the two main questions I'm looking to chase  
> with these tests and the discussion around multiple feeds:
> * Does the hatom spec have to change any to resolve some of the  
> ambiguity that arises with multiple feeds? Do some of the current  
> ideas like optional hfeed elements or optional id's on those  
> elements fall down in practice.
> * Are pages with multiple hfeeds consumable even if all the  
> currently optional information is provided, and if so, what are the  
> rules needed for feed detection, feed selection and ongoing feed  
> consumption.
> The later clearly a big question -- not one that I think we can  
> answer easily -- a lot of the selection issues first come down to  
> what applications you're dealing with -- but I think its worth  
> keeping those issues in mind as the first question and the hatom  
> spec gets flushed out more.
> ... more later, and I'll try and raise some of these issues in the  
> wiki, but I'd appreciate first if anyone has any feedback on the  
> tests themselves, any clarifications to the issue needed or if you  
> think i'm totally out in left field with this stuff.
> -- 
> [ Chris Casciano ]
> [ chris at placenamehere.com ] [ http://placenamehere.com ]
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