RSS, SSE, let’s call the whole thing off

Why yes, it is Everybody Gets Skewered Day. Just like every day, Skippy. Maybe I’ll make “carping” my default category.

Microsoft announced their RSS-SSE-WTF? extension this morning. I was going to go over it in depth, paying special attention to the fact that this is the third time in a row that they’ve embraced and extended RSS by redefining core elements, but then I got to the first example, and decided to just let the feedvalidator express my opinion for me.

Tim Bray’s bozos and incompetent fools goes double for examples in specs. Treble, if they keep it around as long as Apple kept their similar screwups, though Microsoft’s more likely to just move out in the middle of the night without leaving a forwarding URL. Oh, yeah, like Apple did.


Comment by Daniel Cater #
2005-11-22 06:51:02

I use the new

I think it’s the same, but it’s hosted at W3C instead.

Comment by Phil Ringnalda #
2005-11-22 07:37:57

Yes, it’s the same (roughly, a CVS snapshot from a couple of weeks ago). Was that just off-topic, or did you mean that you missed my point, that they didn’t care enough about the spec they were writing to include well-formed XML in the example?

Comment by Daniel Cater #
2005-11-25 16:31:56

It was just an informative comment. Kind of off-topic, but I thought you’d be interested. It only went public from them a few days ago. As for the topic, yes MS have made a mistake.

Comment by Mark #
2005-11-22 09:39:16

I use the new

I think it’s the same, but it’s hosted at W3C instead.

And so it begins. Again.

2005-11-22 08:02:47

[…] See also: Phil Ringnalda, Richard MacManus, Jon Udell, Scoble, Lisa Vaas, Russell Beattie, Alex Barnett…wah! – it’s all over memeorandum (excellent to have an archive there), only being pushed down today by another MS XML story… Danny@14:39 | Semantic Web & Blogging & Programming & Grid & Microformats & Atom-OWL […]

Trackback by elliptical . . . #
2005-11-23 07:40:01

Simple Sharing Extensions up close…

I’ve been looking more closely at the SSE announcement since it came out; the next few posts are likely to be about this, and some (like this one) fairly (ok, very) long, so be forewarned….
After reading through the spec and accompanying …

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