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Now Google seems to have adopted it in the beta of their new groups-site. One can get newsfeeds for any usenet group, for example on [groups-beta.google.com...]
I wonder whether it's a smart move not to offer the traditional RSS format?
I want to have newsfeeds flowing from my site, but I don't want to have to format the newsfeeds three times (RSS 2.0, RSS 1.0 and Atom) and neither do I want to only provide one type of feed at the expense of the others.
I could do without a great politically driven newsfeed war on the horizon.
Possible solution? Someone comes up with a meta-technology which converts each of the three into a format with the capabilities of the most powerful of the three.
Kind of like what Trillian does with Y! Messenger, MSN Messenger and AIM... (or something... hey, I'm clutching at straws here...)
That'd be great - I think there should only be one way of syndication - and RSS has it because its been on the net since ages.
But if they add some more features in RSS 3.0 and decide to integrate ATOM with it as well; We'll have Really Simple ATOM! (RSA)
Since the aggregator I'm using supports both Atom and RSS the format isn't really an issue. As long as the feed validates...you'd never notice it.