[whatwg] Re: Autodiscovery

fantasai fantasai.lists at inkedblade.net
Tue May 3 22:52:01 PDT 2005

Phil Ringnalda wrote:
 > Arve Bersvendsen wrote:
>> On Tue, 03 May 2005 18:52:59 +0200, Tim Bray <Tim.Bray at Sun.COM> wrote:
>>> http://diveintomark.org/rfc/draft-ietf-atompub-autodiscovery-01.txt
>> 1) Change the attribute value for the rel from "alternate" to "feed", 
> Don't forget, since you would be doing that primarily for people who 
> think too much, that you'll also need to include a profile [1] URI and 
> make a guess at what dereferencing that URI ought to return, and 
> probably take a stab at explaining how to deal with multiple profiles, 
> since the HTML spec punted on that.

This would not be necessary if 'feed' were added to the HTML standard

> Popularizing "feed" would have one benefit outside Atom's scope, though: 
> there's currently no useful way for an RSS 1.0 feed to do autodiscovery 
> with type="application/rdf+xml" since it could be any alternate RDF, not 
> just RSS: if Atom breaks the ice with "feed" then RSS 1.0 wins.

'feed' is not really defining a /relation/, it's defining a sort of
meta-content-type... But I would much prefer that to forcing 'alternate'
on non-'alternate' links.


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