[thelist] RDF Information?

Lachlan Cannon luminosity at members.evolt.org
Sat Dec 14 12:33:34 CST 2002

David.Cantrell at Gunter.AF.mil wrote:
> When I brought this up a couple years back on the RSS 1.0 mailing list,
> right after they <cough>hijacked</cough> RSS 0.91 into an RDF format,

Bah. The original RSS format was RDF too. RSS 0.91 was the hijacker.

> Also, are you dealing with other versions of RSS as well? RSS 0.91 has the
> widest penetration, but you wouldn't know it from the way the 1.0 crowd FUDs
> it.

Yep, despite the stats that are posted on the rss-dev mailing list
itself which clearly show 0.91 as the most popular. What were you saying
about FUD?

> In fact, RSS 2.0 has been created to counter the 1.0 RDF push, and it is
> based on RSS 0.91 with namespace support added for modularization purposes.
> Sounds like a winner to me.

Yep. A dogs breakfast with no plan for extensibility, no way to make the
burden easier on aggregator writers, merely 0.9x with namespaces
allowed. Great idea, that.

Personally, I think both the pushers of RSS formats are full of crap.
The RSS 1.0 group need to get off their arses and make their format
easier for the layman to understand, and Dave Winer needs to get his
head out of his arse... err, don't quote me on that.

Anyway, the hostilities from both sides have siginificantly diminished
what RSS could have been.
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