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Fri, 26 Oct 2007 22:27:18 GMT
WordPress Adds Atom:Link to RSS Feeds
WordPress support for the atom:link element in RSS feeds has gone live in both the standalone and multiuser versions of the software. The RSS Profile recommends that feeds include atom:link to identify the feed's URL.<atom:link...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 17:40:39 GMT
Validating the RSS Profile

It didn't take long for the RSS profile to brew up some controversy in the RSS community. is now issuing some warnings where the RSS profile is providing additional guidance. Todd Cochrane, in his usual demeanor, wrote a deceptive blog entry saying that the validator was now issuing ERRORs. Dave Winer jumped on the bandwagon. Clearly it's not issuing errors, but rather warnings. And it is also being very clear that the feeds are valid, even with the new warnings. Sam Ruby asked for some interpretations on how he should implement the profile recommendations in his validator. I hoped at first to ignore Sam, but I've received a few inquiries about my response. I will eventually respond, but I've been busy. It's great that we're talking, but don't be fooled by the deceptive politics from these three. We've been there before. We survived. Change is disruptive.

Thu, 18 Oct 2007 02:55:37 GMT
Wikipedia Industry
There appears to be several websites that seem to be allowed to link spam Wikipedia, even though the website have little-to-no value that couldn't be realized with a link to a more legit source. For instance, hockeydb has links on every NHL player's Wikipedia page. This site is basically a copy of the information available at and other places, except that it has popups and ads all over the place. Quite often the same information is found on and a redundant link is provided for both. Wikipedia editors have been going around deleting my links to legitimate sources for more than a year, yet for some reason others are allowed to link spam Wikipedia with low value pages full of popups and ads.
Tue, 16 Oct 2007 16:19:02 GMT
RSS Best Practices Profile Published
The proposal to endorse and publish the RSS Profile has passed 8-1 with RSS Advisory Board members Rogers Cadenhead, Christopher Finke, James Holderness, Eric Lunt, Randy Charles Morin, Paul Querna, Jake Savin and Jason Shellen voting in favor and...
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 17:41:26 GMT
Proposal: Publish the RSS Best-Practices Profile
The following RSS Advisory Board proposal has been made by Rogers Cadenhead and seconded by Randy Charles Morin.Under the advisory board charter, the board has seven days to discuss the proposal followed by seven days to vote on it. Interested parties...
Link - Comments - Rogers Cadenhead - Mon, 01 Oct 2007 20:59:51 GMT - Feed (1 subs)
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Tue, 02 Oct 2007 11:57:52 GMT
Really Simple Best Practices

For the last 18 months, Rogers Cadenhead has been guiding and editing the best practices for RSS document for publishers and consumers. Last night, Rogers proposed (I seconded) this new document for approval by the RSS Advisory Board. This is the biggest step in clarifying RSS since the RSS Advisory Board expanded almost two years ago.

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