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Re: The benefits of "Lists are Entries" rather than "Lists are Feeds"
> What is wrong with my
> suggestion that lists-are-entries is much more useful than the alternative?
Bob: Well, off the top of my head...
(1) If the lists are embedded as (X)HTML, then only aggregators that
display markup will be able to do anything with them, and
headline-only aggregators will be useless.
(2) If the lists are embedded in a new extension of some sort,
developers have to buy in to get even minimal functionality. Not so if
the entries are list items... even a non-list-aware aggregator will be
able to display *something*.
(3) If the lists are embedded as (X)HTML, my options for re-sorting
the list are somewhere between minimal and non-existent.
In fact, the only benefit I can see (as a user) to
lists-within-entries is the ability to easily archive the state of the
list. But that's probably better left to aggregator developers to
implement as a feature.