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rss gets more complicated

” This sounds interesting. So now developers of RSS readers that want to consume podcasts have to know how to consume the RSS 2.0 element, Yahoo!’s extensions to RSS and Apple’s extensions to RSS to make sure they cover all the bases. Similarly publishers of podcasts also have to figure out which ones they want to publish as well.” [Dare]

  • Interesting insights by Dare, I guess as a aggregator developer he gets to think about these things alot. As more Big Co’s embrace RSS and add their own namespaced elements you have to wonder if it will turn into a mess even larger than RSS vs ATOM. Right now nobody has really added anything critical but you can almost see it coming where Microsoft and Apple release competing specs for the same functionality and off you go into the murky land of multiple formats.