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State of the art [Dec. 12th, 2007|11:17 am]
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Are there people here, who are firmly knowledgeable in the existing blogging technologies? What I mean is being able to explain the various protocols and the differences between them. What's the diff between Atom and RSS? Between Atom Publishing Protocol and MetaWebLog API? Between OpenID and the other similar technologies? I think a primer in these techs is a must if we don't want to invent a wheel here.

Update: a very nice comparison of RSS and Atom - here (Atom seems to be winning hands down).

[User Picture]From: yurikhan
2007-12-12 10:47 am (UTC)
Atom is most certainly superior to RSS. I base this opinion on the sole fact that Atom allows embedded XHTML in post bodies, while RSS allows and encourages to take HTML/tag soup, entity-encode it, and then stick that into the post body element as if it were plain text. This is a dirty hack that was, unfortunately, allowed to be codified in the standard.
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[User Picture]From: nchaly
2007-12-12 03:15 pm (UTC)
По описанию, атом гораздо круче
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