Re: RSS 0.91 restated

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From: Dave Winer (
Date: Fri Jun 09 2000 - 09:14:03 PDT

Boy there would be some intense politics at that particular meeting. ;->

I'm still pondering how to move RSS forward. I definitely want ICE-like
stuff in RSS2, publish and subscribe is at the top of my list, but I am
going to fight tooth and nail for simplicity. I love optional elements. I
don't want to go down the namespaces and schema road, or try to make it a
dialect of RDF. I understand other people want to do this, and therefore I
guess we're going to get a fork. I have my own opinion about where the other
fork will lead, but I'll keep those to myself for the moment at least.

I see the biggest value in the large base of RSS 0.91 content, my goal is to
add simple features to enable new applications, giving each a lot of
thought, and foremost to retain the simplicity of 0.91. I guess I can't say
that enough. ;->


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From: "Laird A Popkin" <>
To: "Dave Winer" <>
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Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 8:59 AM
Subject: Re: RSS 0.91 restated

> Once 0.91 is "pushed out the door" I'd suggest that we have a good
> opportunity to explore merging RSS and ICE. I'd suggest setting up a
> meeting between some of the ICE AG members and some of the folks involved
> in RSS to see how things could play together to our mutual benefit.
> On Wed, 7 Jun 2000, Dave Winer wrote:
> > After an impromptu RSS BOF at Dale Dougherty's Web Publishing track at
> > I resolved to get RSS moving again.
> >
> > What is RSS? Perhaps you don't know. If so, check out the brief history
> > today's Scripting News, here:
> >
> >
> >
> > Then read the spec:
> >
> >
> >
> > It's not final, but I expect it will be by the end of the week. It's
just a
> > cleanup and restatement of 0.91, with the Netscapeisms removed, and
> > to the specs that are behind RSS. There's been a fair amount of interest
> > evolving RSS, but I felt that first we needed a strong foundation, a
> > that was simple, understandable and complete. Hopefully that's what we
> > have.
> >
> > Dave Winer,
> > UserLand
> >

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