Tuesday, 22 April 2003
Sam wants namespaces
Sam proposes some changes to RSS 2.0 regarding namespaces. My first question was, “why?” but upon reading his next post, I get it.
The Big Problem with namespaces the first time around was that it broke some software, which Dave is very sensitive to. Fair enough.
So, there are a few ways to go about this;
1) change it in the Internet-Draft - but that wouldn’t be RSS2.0, it’d be something else, and I’m quite loath to introduce Yet Another Syndication Format.
2) do RSS 2.1 - ditto.
3) Dave adds a namespace to RSS2.0 - don’t think this will happen, but we can always ask!
4) define an RSS2.0 namespace that ONLY gets used when it’s embedded.
I think the last one is the right approach - if Dave is amenable. How about it, Dave? Sam?