Atom 1.0: Low Priority

Did anyone else see what happened Sunday on the WordPress Atom 1.0 ticket?

Ticket #1526: Have wp-atom.php generate Atom 1.0

Sun Nov 13 02:33:32 2005: Modified by matt

  • milestone changed from 1.6 to 2.1
  • priority changed from high to low

Atom 1.0, meet the back burner.

Back in July, Mullenweg said, “It looks like WordPress is going to continue supporting 0.3 while adding 1.0 support.” That’s not what it looks like now. It’s a shame when you consider Sam Ruby’s wishes….

By the time Longhorn comes out, I have every intent to make Atom 0.3 feeds as rare as Atom 0.2 feeds are now; which is to say, practically non-existent.

Instead Sam’s worst fears are coming true. When hungry baby Longhorn finally emerges from the shell, WordPress 1.6 will be cramming Atom 0.3 feeds down its throat. Microsoft is going to have to let it digest them.

In the meantime I’ll keep watching Atom/WordPress mavericks such as Ben de Groot and Matthew Gertner, who both have valid Atom 1.0 feeds—as long as you don’t look at them sideways. (The feed level IDs and rel="self"s are hard-wired to the main feed, making category feeds and others slightly incorrect.) I’d also like to see what the dissatisfied Phil Ringnalda comes up with.

But any maverick solutions will only help out our own mikemariano dot com. Here at mikemariano dot WordPress dot com, it’s Atom 0.3 until 2007!

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2 Responses to “Atom 1.0: Low Priority”

  1. Ben de Groot Says:

    I have indeed a valid Atom 1.0 feed and made it easy for others to implement as well. I am really disappointed that matt decided this has low priority, especially in the light of comment #3 on that ticket. Atom 0.3 is deprecated, so we must switch to 1.0 as soon as possible! Also, given that the ticket is assigned to someone who sees this as high priority, and the fact that patches have existed for months, there is absolutely no excuse to postpone or down-prioritize this!

    By the way, my feed is fine, I basically just updated WP’s functionality from 0.3 to 1.0. As I do not have category and other feeds, just the all-posts feed, there is no need to look at it sideways. You can only do that anyway if you start looking for trouble by changing the feed URI yourself…

  2. Matt Says:

    I tried Atom 1.0 and looked terrible in Bloglines. 😉

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