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