[whatwg] Feed autodiscovery draft may be resurrected

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Nov 5 09:42:49 PST 2007

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, James M Snell wrote:
> As the note Anne points to indicates, there was simply zero interest on 
> the part of the Atompub WG to standardize autodiscovery.

Good times.

> FWIW, I still think it would be helpful -- not only for feeds but

rel=feed is now part of HTML5, and defined in detail. Hopefully that'll 

> also for Atompub service documents.
> For the latter, Lotus Connections began using "service" links.  I know
> that Windows Live Writer supports the service link and I believe there
> are other implementations that support it.
> e.g.,
>   <link rel="service" type="application/atomsvc+xml"
>         href="http://example.org/service.xml" />

Huh, rel=service is a bit of an unfortunate (ambigious and vague) name. 
Could you elaborate on what it does?

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