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comments on Atom 0.2
I hacked up an Atom 0.2 feed today and blogged some comments:
Three issues seem important to resolve. Is discussing them on this
mailing list sufficient, or do I need to wade into the Wiki?
The <summary> element specfies it's plain text, no escaped HTML. What
happens if I want an HTML entity in there? Am I not allowed? I think
<summary> and similar elements should have the same content encoding
attribute that <content> does.
<entry> elements seem too wordy. <id> is redundant with <link> in
Blosxom. I don't see why I need two timestamps (<issued>, <modified>),
identical except for timezone. Recommendation: make <issued> and <id>
optional (if <id> is missing, substiute <link>).
<copyright> is optional. Some lawyer should reassure us that its
omission does not imply the feed is not copyrighted. I'm happy with
implicit copyright and would rather not waste 50 bytes in every single