It's also untrue. As has become clear in the last few days, most of the
aggregators ignore the DTD. Much ado about not very much. Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 7:34 AM
Subject: RE: single point of failure, HTML-style
> This article is pretty uninformed.
> > >Now a bazillion sites are broken because the file was an XML DTD.
> > >DTD's live in just one place. By definition.
> > > >The problem here is that the RSS format was written in XML and
> > used a DTD
> > > >(document type definition) that was stored on the Netscape
> > > >servers. Whenever *someone* *somewhere* tries to parse a RSS file the
> > > >Netscape server is queried for the file and the RSS file is validated
> > > >against it. So now that Netscape removed the file people don't
> > get to see
> > > >the RSS summary but get an error instead.
> This is a poor architecture. Don't blame XML for bad applications....
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