· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · June
· · · · 29 (1 entry)

Atom Newsreel · I work on lots of different things, but Atom is the most important, don’t you forget it. <i>Item:</i> Atom 1.0 isn’t even a year old and it already has its first standardized extension, for feed threading; announcement <a href='http://www.snellspace.com/wp/?p=371'>chez James Snell</a>, who did most of the work. <i>Item:</i> Bloglines has resumed work on their Atom 1.0 parser, and it’s considerably less broken than it used to be. You can actually use it to read <a href='/ongoing/ongoing.atom'>my Atom feed</a> and it no longer messes up the white space. The relative-link handling still needs work, though; my pictures don’t show up, and some internal links are broken (not all... puzzling). Anyhow, good on ya guys, this is the right direction. <i>Item:</i> The working group just published Draft 9 of the protocol (<a href='http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-atompub-protocol-09.txt'>official</a> and <a href='http://bitworking.org/projects/atom/'>HTML</a> versions). My opinion is that nothing in here will change much, and there will be a couple of very small additions, and then we’ll go for IETF last call. For Atomic pedants, the change here is <a href='http://bitworking.org/projects/atom/draft-ietf-atompub-protocol-09.html#media-link-entries'>what happens</a> when you post something that isn’t an Entry, like for example a movie or a picture.
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