NetNewsWire to Support Atom 1.0 in Next Release

Brent Simmons:

A quick look at the current draft tells me there haven’t been any major upheavals since 0.3—it looks similar, and the changes I noticed are quite welcome. (The Atom Text Construct is simpler, I’m pleased to see.)

An Atom 1.0 feed would work reasonably well in the current version of NetNewsWire—except that the namespace URL has changed from http://purl.org/atom/ns# to http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom, which prevents it from working at all. (This isn’t a complaint, by the way—it’s correct that the namespace URL changed.)

Considering that NetNewsWire is the most popular desktop feedreader for any platform, this is good news for Atom. It’s also good to hear that the changes from Atom 0.3, which is fairly widely deployed already, are minimal.

Friday, 15 July 2005

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