More about Feeds

My tweak last night got me thinking about Feeds. There's so many different types of feeds one can provide now that it's nuts. Sometimes I see sites (like Joi's) with 4 or 5 options like:

  • Blog Feed (Summary)
  • Blog Feed (Full Posts)
  • Blog Feed (Full Posts plus Comments)
  • Comment Feed
  • Blog Feed (By Category)
  • Moblog Feed

And more. If you then multiply these by the various feed versions (RSS .91, .92, 1.0, 2.0, NewFeedFormatProject) it gets ridiculous. Then if you add the "auto-add" urls like for Radio or Amphetadesk and it's crazy. I wonder if there's a sane way of doing this.

By the way, here's my idea for naming of Pie/Echo/Atom/etc.: An Element Name! Yeah, think about Tungsten, Iridium, or the other recent names copied right from the periodic table. Here's a link the periodic table with names. Some good choices:

  • Osmium
  • Technetium
  • Holmium
  • Argon
  • Zinc
  • Promethium

You get the idea. I don't *care* if these domains are taken or some shitty little company has a trademark on them already. People on the Wiki don't have the slightest clue how trademarks work anyways.


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