[wp-hackers] atom:link to self in RSS feeds
danny.ayers at gmail.com
Mon Jan 30 19:43:11 GMT 2006
A note for later really.
Discussion of "feed:" came up over on the Apple Syndication list  (carnage!)
Anyhow the problem most browsers have in not being able to hand the
URI of the feed over to a helper app was mentioned. E.g. you click on
a PDF link, Acrobat gets the data content but no reference to where it
Tim Bray pointed to Atom's construct which fills this hole:
<link rel="self" href="feed URI" />
But he mentioned something else I'd not heard before - using it in RSS
2.0 feeds. Suitably namespace-qualified, it's entirely valid, and it
might well prove useful - for example if Safari adds support.
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