Today’s big Atom news is from Joseph Scott, who was on the long-weekend shift with Pete Lacey and Sam Ruby and I, pounding WP2.3’s APP-server code into shape. He has written HTTP Basic Authentication, A Tale of AtomPub, WordPress, PHP, Apache, CGI and SSL/TLS; the title is appropriately long, as this is a very meaty piece that I bet will be read many times in the near to medium future by someone puzzled and frustrated by some combination of Apache, PHP, and authentication requirements. Well, yes, the problems popped up in the context of Atompub and WordPress, but there’s nothing specific to the protocol or the product; it’s a big messy ugly corner of Web technology.
Further Atom news: It seems like a new APP implementation drifts across my radar every week. Here are a couple more: Ian Bicking’s FlatAtompub and Takeru Inoue’s Atompub-0.1.5. (That’s a pretty low version number on Inoue’s work, since it’s passing all the tests and looks solid.)