[whatwg] Feedback on the Atom feed algorithm

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 30 15:41:17 PST 2010

On Tue, 17 Aug 2010, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 17.08.2010 10:36, Ian Hickson wrote:
> > ...
> > The note is lower down. It reads: "Note: The above algorithm does not
> > guarantee that the output will be a conforming Atom feed. In
> > particular, if insufficient information is provided in the document
> > (e.g. if the document does not have any<meta name="author"
> > content="...">  elements), then the output will not be conforming."
> > ...
> I saw that note. It doesn't mention date handling at all.

Indeed, it only mentions one example.

> I believe the publishing this algorithm the way it is without clearer 
> instructions on what the input needs to contain is a total disservice to 
> the reader.

I could see an argument for adding a section that describes what 
information the algorithm tries to use; is that what you mean? If you 
think that would be helpful, let me know what information you think should 
be listed (maybe by going down the algorithm and figuring out what 
information we currently use) and I'll be happy to add an intro section.

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