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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Thursday, 11 December 2003


Tim and Sam talk about offline content

Tim Bray’s latest missive contains a passage about offline RSS;

But, pointed out Sam, think of it as a synchronization/offline problem. If I stick the whole essay in the feed, then someone can read it even when they’re offline, because their RSS reader will have pulled it in.

That’s true, but why can’t anyone write an aggregator with a “fetch this feed’s content for offline use” option? That’s the best of both worlds…