The politics of standards

Mark Nottingham has had it with the lack of a formal RFC for RSS, and says Let’s try this, and submits an IETF Internet Draft on RSS2.0.

J�rgen Thelin fully supports the proposal, while Sam Ruby is about as ambivalent as Dave Winer on this one. Dave Winer notes the news by pointing to an old DaveNet-piece called Submission, where he says Submission is not my nature.

So, there we are. I certainly think having a formal RFC is progress, and an important step ahead in terms of standardisation.

The new RSS overlords, Don Box and Sam Ruby, wants to namespace-qualify RSS elements with a well-known namespace. Chances are, I think, that they’ll get their wish fullfilled, eventually.

I have changed the default feeds from GotzeLinked to RSS 2.0 using xhtml:body.

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  • Kamal Kishore Jha
    July 14, 2003 12:54 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I am presently doing a project on “XML and its application in eGovernance”.
    I want informations regarding “Available XML Standards for eGovernance”.
    It would be a great help if you could provide some assistance.
    Thanking you,

    Kamal Kishore Jha

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