[whatwg] Feed autodiscovery draft may be resurrected

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 6 07:28:36 PST 2007

On Mon, 5 Nov 2007, James M Snell wrote:
> The type attribute indicates the kind of document being referenced,
>   <link rel="service" type="application/atomsvc+xml" href="..." />
> Because some clients (like windows live writer) support multiple 
> protocols, we add a class="preferred" to our service link to indicate 
> which link the server prefers the client to use [1],
>   <link rel="service" class="preferred"
>         type="application/atomsvc+xml" href="..." />
> Beyond that it's completely undefined... which, of course, is not a good 
> thing.  We need a standard or at least documented-and-commonly-used 
> solution to this problem.
> [1] 
> http://jcheng.wordpress.com/2007/10/16/how-wlw-speaks-atompub-part-1-autodiscovery/

Interesting. I recommend adding 'service' to the wiki extensions list:


...with a link to a spec (it can be another page on that same wiki if you 
need somewhere to put it). I think 'service' is too new to really belong 
in the spec itself. I hope you don't mind. :-)

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