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Updated: 2012-07-02T14:52:24Z


By: Mark


Oh come on, Dewitt, you’re not even trying! Niall hands you the perfect opportunity to diss Apple, and the best link you can come up with is a weak-ass Winer rant? I can think of plenty of better links for a phrase like “Apple’s casual relationship with syndication standards.”

Meanwhile, Bob wrote: “Perhaps I’m just being a pessimist…”

You’re not a pessimist, Bob; you’re a cynic.

A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic’s eyes to improve his vision.

By: Bob Aman


Yeah, this sounds like it could be nice if Apple implements it well, and it could be an unmitigated disaster if they don’t. Perhaps I’m just being a pessimist, but based on past history with Apple and syndication, I’m betting on the latter.

That said, I definitely approve of the concept of pulling the feed from the local network in order to save bandwidth as long as it can be demonstrated that the local network really is providing the exact same content. Which, as Kevin said, could be very difficult. Alternatively, if you are able to restrict the sharing of subscriptions to only trusted computers by default, that might be adequate.

By: dewitt


Apple is known for having, well, a casual relationship with syndication standards. I wonder if they are planning to write valid RSS/Atom so that other systems can interoperate…

By: Niall Kennedy


Would have a big benefit on corporate networks, consolidating requests and helping local groups better share subscriptions.

By: Kevin Burton


I talked about this with Stuart Cheshire months after they release ZeroConf a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

I think his comment was “yeah, you could do that”.

Anyway. This would only really have much of an advantage at a conference and only if you trust people publishing on the local network.

This could be used as a security vuln for RSS aggregators that exec javascript.

Unfortunately there isn’t a standard for distributing hashcodes from HTTP to re-validate the content.