Catégorie: "Syndication (RSS, RDF, Atom)"

Le point commun entre CSS, DHTML et RSS

Vous connaissez le point commun entre CSS, DHTML et RSS? Mis à part que ça permet plein de choses qui étaient virtuellement impossibles avant?

Les deux premiers sont des standards officiels, le 3ème est un standard de facto.

Mais dans les 3 cas, ces technologies sont "tellement standard" qu'il existe 5 versions différentes du standard en question! |-|

Franchement, les standards du web, on ne peut pas s'empêcher de les aimer et de les haïr en même temps...

Atom frustration

Today I thought it was time for me to catch up on Atom and add support for this format to b2evolution.

Okay, done. Here's my validates too.

But I had to leave out a link to comments as well as my categorization! There's no support for these in the spec yet. What a shame! :no:

And finally, the biggest frustration: checked out my feed in the popular SharpReader aggregator... and it turns out it doesn't support "multipart/alternative" content. Bleh! >:XX So I had to leave that out too...

So at least, we have b2evolution supporting Atom in croncrete terms now... but if you ask me, RSS 2.0 is still the most useful syndication format! :roll:

Syndication, RSS, RDF and Atom in a Nutshell

Once upon a time, there was a company called Netscape who was investigating a new market: portal sites and content syndication. The idea was simple: a variety of websites produce relevant content in a (nearly) continuous flow. Portals would be designed to aggregate news and content from those sites and present it to the user all in one page…

Thus, Netscape invented a format called RSS, which stood for “Remote Site Syndication". This spec allows content producers to publish their news/content in an “RSS feed” (an XML based document) and content consumers to periodically check those feeds for updates.

When Netscape lost interest in developing portals, they abandonned their original (and complex) RSS 0.9 spec as well as their efforts in creating a more appropriate and simpler version. At that time, UserLand picked up the simpler 0.91 spec and applied it to its blog tools. RSS had become “Really Simple Syndication".

Today, the blogging community still uses RSS extensively: every (serious) blogger publishes an RSS feed of his posts and readers aggregate all their favorites blogs’ feeds in an aggregator. This, of course, makes it more convenient to check for new posts daily on all your favorite blogs…

b2evolution is an example of a blog tool used to publish RSS feeds. SharpReader is an example of a program used to aggregate RSS feeds.

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About RSS on mobile phones

Just a quick note (to myself :roll:) : Russ has an interesting post about aggregating RSS on mobile phones. Make sure to read the comments too.

Towards a new syndication format

Looks like the Echo Project Roadmap is getting a pretty wide acceptance in what we probably could call the ~`blogging industry'~ by now.


I definitely plan to support Echo in b2evolution... RSS has been such a mess for such a long time... something really has to change...


(I hope they'll move this project to some decent place though... the project is still small be the Wiki that hosts it is already a headache to navigate... :>> but I won't say more on this... since it's been up for 3 weeks now I think and I still haven't moved on with the new b2evo website :. )