Ben Trott on Echo

By Deane Barker on June 30, 2003

Six Log: Why We Need Echo: Ben Trott’s reasons why we need to re-write RSS:

“…can’t we just make these improvements to RSS? And that’s the problem: we really can’t. Setting aside any of the political issues — because, for this initiative to be accepted, it needs to be done for technical reasons — the RSS specification is frozen, and even if it were to be changed, changes would need to be backwards-compatible. This is fully acceptable and understandable, but I believe that the time has come to shed backwards-compatibility and start up with a fresh start. “