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Re: Atom Versioning
Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
Hence, there was no intent to keep revising the format, at least
barring unforeseen and seemingly unlikely circumstances.
Is RFC 4287 still expected to progress to a Draft Standard at some point in
the future? And, if so, would you expect it to make that progression in its
current form with no revisions?
I've always wondered how that could be achieved with the current version of
the spec. Where would you find two interoperable implementations that
included *all* of the options and features in the specification?
Do libraries count? Say if you had an Atom parsing library that could parse
any form of Atom, without necessarily doing anything with the parsed data.
If yes, would a generic XML parser count? If not, what's the distinction?
Similarly for an Atom server: would a library that was capable of producing
every form of Atom count as an implementation even if there was no actual
server product that made full use of that library? If so, how would you go
about testing its conformance?
How does the IETF usually go about establishing conforming implementations
of a protocol? Curious minds what to know.