[whatwg] Removing the need for separate feeds

Philip Taylor excors+whatwg at gmail.com
Fri May 22 05:32:33 PDT 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 11:45 AM, Adrian Sutton <adrian.sutton at ephox.com> wrote:
> [...]
> Can anyone point to examples where the content is entirely hand crafted and
> a feed would actually make sense?

Perhaps a page like http://philip.html5.org/data.html - people might
want to subscribe in their feed reader to see all the exciting
updates, and the markup is all hand-written. It's not at all like a
blog, but maybe it's data that could be usefully represented with

Currently the markup looks like:

    <li><a href="http://philip.html5.org/data/abbr-acronym.txt"><code>abbr</code>,
<code>acronym</code> titles and contents.</a> <!-- 2008-02-03 -->
    <li><a href="http://philip.html5.org/data/spaced-uris.txt">URIs
containing spaces.</a> <!-- 2008-02-02 -->

If I understand the spec correctly, I would have to write something like:

      <article pubdate="2008-02-03T00:00:00Z">
        <h1><a href="http://philip.html5.org/data/abbr-acronym.txt"
rel="bookmark"><code>abbr</code>, <code>acronym</code> titles and
      <article pubdate="2008-02-02T00:00:00Z">
        <h1><a href="http://philip.html5.org/data/spaced-uris.txt"
rel="bookmark">URIs containing spaces.</a></h1>

and then it would hopefully work.

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com

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