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“RSD Moving to 1.0”

From: Seth Dillingham In Response To: 2597  RSD Notes
Date Posted: Tuesday, December 17, 2002 4:16:02 PM Replies: 2
   
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Daniel just sent out an email to inform interested parties that, tomorrow morning, RSD is moving to version 1.0. His proposal:

  • Fixes a bug in the declaration of RSD's default XML Name Space (it's been correct in the new Weblog plugin's RSD files all along, but I forgot to tell him about it).

  • Change the value of the api "name" attribute, from an actual name to a URL. I don't like this, and apparently Dave Winer doesn't either. (Daniel has apparently changed his mind on this one since Dave posted his comments.)

  • Change api's "rpcLink" attribute to, uh... something else. He hasn't decided yet between "location", "apiLink", "location", and "apiLocation".

It's surprising that Daniel is rushing to 1.0 so quickly (tomorrow morning?), since two of the three changes he wants to make are unclear, undecided, or both. Of course he wants to foster growth, "make it happen" more quickly, but RSD is already being adopted very quickly because it was so carefully considered in the first place. Less than one day from his announcement of the proposed changes to the actual release?

Can't let this end on a sour note, so I'll add that RSD is very cool. It's easy to support, flexible, and its existence is predicated on making software easier to use. If the spec goes GM a few days early, so what? That won't make it any less effective.


Discussion Thread:
  • Re: RSD Moving to 1.0 (by Jim Roepcke at 12/18/2002)

    On Tuesday, December 17, 2002, at 12:26 PM, Seth Dillingham wrote: > Can't let this end on a sour note,

  • RSD 1.0 in Conversant's Weblogs (by Seth Dillingham at 12/18/2002)

    RSD is now fully supported in both types of Conversant's weblogs: the "old ones" (which is all that's

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