I did a bunch of work on the RSS 0.94 spec this morning, pulling all the required and optional elements except "item" into a new table, ordered roughly in relevance to most implementations. I want to do the same thing with the elements of item. Still in steps 1 and 2 in the Road to 2.0 map, I'm following various discussions, and doing a lot of thinking.
Steve Gillmor: "RSS is an XML syndication standard authored by Dave Winer of SOAP fame, and currently mired in a standards struggle that extends to even what the acronym stands for." It seems Steve had a dream quite similar to the one I had a few days ago.
Ed Cone: "One of the participants at the upcoming Cato Institute debate, economist James Miller, wrote an article called 'Let Hollywood Hack.'"
Thanks to Mark Pilgrim for organizing comments on RSS 2.0. As part of my thinking process for RSS 2.0, I wrote an essay on Discontinuities.
Thanks to Paolo and Evectors for creating the software that helped Dreamweaver work with Radio.
Colin Faulkingham: "RSS is a dead format that's not really going to go any further."
Saw a great movie on HBO last night, from 1991, starring Harrison Ford and Annette Bening, it was called Regarding Henry. I thought any movie starring those two actors would have to be superficial, overly commercial, and unsatisfying. But what a surprise. This could turn out to be a life-changing movie for me. I saw a lot of parallels in my own life in it. I'll write some more in a bit.
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