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Technology Weblogging

We interrupt this commercial break with a word about RSS

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. It had all the makings of a true Real Life Drama: In an effort to defuse what could only be termed mutiny in the ranks, otherwise known as the ‘Atom Effect’, Dave Winer turns the copyright of the RSS 2.0 specification over to Harvard, attaching a Creative Commons License reflecting something […]

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Just Shelley Media Web

Storms

Dug out from a storm this week and the winds are still blowing, and the lighting still lighting up the sky and none of this has anything to do with the weather. Well, there was a storm earlier, which blew down the tree across from us. Lots of trees down online, too. I emerged from […]

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Technology Weblogging

The story of the RSS feeds and the little CC license that could

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Again the consideration of exactly what it means to put an RSS feed online has reared its head. Specifically, Mitch Wagner found out that his RSS feed — which includes full posting content not excerpts — was re-published online at LiveJournal. He wrote:   That site is my intellectual property. You do […]

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Specs

Mark Pilgrim’s What is RSS

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Mark Pilgrim has a new article over at O’Reilly Network: What is RSS. It focuses on working with the major varieties of RSS out in net land. Considering that Mark isn’t exactly the greatest fan of RDF/XML, I thought his coverage of RSS 1.0 to be unbiased. He didn’t holler out with, “RDF […]

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Technology Web

Name that space

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. The fluff about namespaces in RSS 2.0 seems to have boiled down to: the major version number should have warned everyone that this version of the specification isn’t compatible with previous versions. The solution: generate both sets of Userland RSS (0.9x and RSS 2.0) until aggregators can properly work with […]