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Re: RSS 1.0 vs. RSS 0.9*

  • From: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@d...>
  • To: "xml-dev@l..." <xml-dev@l...>
  • Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 21:16:26 +0100

Re: RSS 1.0 vs. RSS 0.9*
David Megginson wrote:

> the RSS 1.0 WG has hit a sweet spot between
> simplicity and functionality.  Kudos.

Thanks !
> That said, the RSS 1.0 WG is now busying itself creating new add-on
> modules, just like the XHTML people, and that's a BAD move: people
> will (incorrectly) think that they need to learn and support all the
> modules to support RSS, just as people think that they need to learn
> and support XSL, XML-Schemas, XLink, XInclude, etc. etc. etc. to
> support XML.  I agree with the Kent Beck and the other XP people on
> this point -- never add new functionality in anticipation, but wait
> until people are screaming so loudly that you can no longer ignore
> them.

We do need to be careful here.

I for one don't push any module but the ones I am using myself or plan
to use short term.

Do you think that it is a matter of "presentation" and that big
disclaimers that modules are only useful to perform "special" functions
would be enough or do we have to imagine other safeguards  ?

> All the best,
> David
> --
> David Megginson                 david@m...
>            http://www.megginson.com/

See you in Austin (Knowledge Technologies 2001)
Eric van der Vlist       Dyomedea                    http://dyomedea.com
http://xmlfr.org         http://4xt.org              http://ducotede.com


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