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Syndication Mailing List Produces FAQ for RSS Headline Syndication Format

Scripting News points out that the Yahoo! Groups Syndication Mailing List is in the process of developing an FAQ for all of the RSS Content Syndication Formats.

This is a welcomed development in that many developers have disagreed with the direction that the RSS 1.0 subgroup has taken. Some people with significant historical involvement in headline syndication have criticized the group evangelizing RSS 1.0 as being more interested in supporting the Semantic Web through the Reference Data Format (RDF) than in maintaining continuity with previous RSS versions or human readability of the headline syndication files.

Regardless of the political history of these groups, the FAQ has some useful information that has not been assembled elsewhere. This includes a good list of places where a site's RSS files may be validated and another list of places where RSS files are aggregated.

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