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RSS madness

I had already complained, earlier in this blog, about the stupidity of incompatible RSS versions. Now Mark Pilgrim (of Dive Into Mark and Atom fame) has written an article on RSS compatibility which reviews these different versions in detail: he finds that there are actually nine different standards for RSS, nearly all of which are incompatible with nearly all others. Great. How can we expect content syndication to work after that? (Recall that one interpretation of the RSS abbreviation is Really Simple Syndication…)

The least insane version appears to be 1.0, which is the one I use.

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