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Re: Change Proposal to HTML WG to fix the algorithm for generating Atom feeds from HTML content
On 07.04.2010 07:37, James Holderness wrote:
Julian Reschke wrote:
this relates to an HTML-WG discussion about the algorithm to create
Atom feeds from HTML (<http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#atom>).
I don't get why this was added to the spec in the first place. Under
what conditions would a UA want or need to generate a feed from a
webpage? Do you have a pointer to a thread or something where this idea
was initially proposed?
I think the reason that was presented is that people prefer to publish
just HTML instead of HTML + a feed. Should be somewhere in the WHATWG
Personally, I don't buy that. HTML pages that qualify as material for
news feeds are usually generated from a different source, such as a
database of news entries, or actually a feed document (this is how I do
it). Publishing both is simple, and actually saves bandwidth for those
just needing the Atom version.
As for the id bug itself, I think that's the least of your problems.
From my brief reading, the algorithm looks to me to be riddled with
errors, not including the parts that are just plain bad.
Please point those out; as you can guess, I'm getting tired of this
stuff. Optimally in the HTML WG, but if you prefer to do it here, I'll
relay your feedback.
Frankly I'd toss the whole thing out. Then again, I'd say the same for a
good deal of HTML5.
Best regards, Julian