A new RSS? (cont..)

Check out the comment on that last post. Mark points to I Like Pie. Makes complete sense to me…

Mark suggests my comments were premature. He’s absolutely right. And the pointer does clarify a lot. As I mentioned in my previous post, I only skimmed the Wiki – didn’t really get all that far and hoped to follow it up later. I also didn’t expect Mark to be leaving comments on my blog, little fish that I am – damned trackback 😉 I should mention to those that don’t already know, Sam, Mark, Tim and others involved are all kinda legends in the game, and deserving of a better response than that last post gave them.

The article Mark points to says “Because the new thing should be as Easy as Pie” – I hope this mantra is heard often during discussions, because, imho, this is the primary strength of the existing RSS 0.92 and even 2.0 specs. I know some of the RSS 0.92/2.0 spec is vague (and I too found it hard to work out exactly what was ok – looked at samples to work out “best practice” so to speak), but like I said – easy to put together without a lot of headwork. From the tiny amount of additional reading I’ve done, it looks like this is clearly a design goal, and that’s definitely a good thing.

I’ll be watching with interest, and I’ll be reading up more before I post in future…