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New podcast URL types allow one-click subscriptions
Authored by: sweyhrich on Jul 13, '05 01:05:11PM

>>> Why did Apple create a new url scheme, and not use the feed: scheme?

Falling back into their (and Microsoft's) old habits. It it was "not invented here" it is not as good as what WE can come up with. I read recently that Apple also added some new info to the RSS feed data, without discussion with the developer community who designed it in the first place.

Apple is "coming back" at least in part because they decided to make use of open standards that the community at large has already designed and standardized. If they start Microsofting us and creating their own little proprietary modifications, it will not go over well, IMHO.

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Steven Weyhrich
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New podcast URL types allow one-click subscriptions
Authored by: aranor on Jul 13, '05 10:00:31PM
Go read John Gruber's new post - in it he mentions this very problem, and gives a very good reason as to why Apple didn't solicit community feedback before implementing their extensions. And after reading this article, I happen to agree.

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