Why there's no rss feed for this blog
I'm taking a stance against RSS. The format itself is great, and I make use of "RSS Readers" to consume a lot of content, but RSS itself is a dead format to me.
What's wrong with RSS?
RSS is an incredibly old format and it's not used for it's initial purpose. RSS was initially envisioned as a format named RDF; intended to be used to summarise the content of a site. RSS evolved out of this format, and still carries some baggage because of it.
- Not formalised by a traditional standards organisation
- Multiple, subtly incomparable versions
- Does not take advantage of good and useful XML features like namespaces,
schemas or modern features like the
- Uses RFC-822 for datetimes which has since been superseded by RFC-3339 and ISO-8601
- Does not have a registered MIME type
- Parts of the RSS XML vocabulary collide with now standard XML vocabulary.
What should I use instead?
Atom is a superior format in almost every respect, solving every shortcoming addressed above! There are no modern feed readers that do not support atom.
This blog provides an Atom feed, in the future it might provide a jsonfeed but this is not well supported by most feed readers.
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