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Re: "Top 10" and other lists should be entries, not feeds.
On 30 Aug 2005, at 9:01 pm, Mark Nottingham wrote:
It sounds like you've got use cases for Atom that other use cases
(e.g., lists) make difficult to work with. Banning those other use
cases makes things easier for you, but I don't think it's good for
But conceptually Bob is absolutely correct. An ordered list is just
an entry that gets updated regularly. There's absolutely no reason
for Netflix to create an individual entry for each DVD. It's a hack
that makes it look better in most aggregators. Nothing more.
It would be good if Atom were flexible enough to cope where there
isn't a 1:1 mapping between publications and items of information, by
subdividing entries into chapters or something, but as Mark Pilgrim
said somewhere, Atom deals with none of the interesting problems with
syndication (Atom = RSS3).