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Non-standard RSS

Posted by rom on January 21, 2006

I have noticed that the photocasts that Apple is hosting are not supported by a number of RSS readers. The thing is, it was launched with the claim that it works on any RSS reader and that iPhoto 6 is not required. Unfortunately, going to a sample photocast like my apple and public photocasts, results in an error message unless you are using NetNewsWire and I believe Blog Navigator on Windows. Nothing on Linux yet.

So, did Apple modify the RSS standard to suit themselves or did they just took advantage of a feature that is not widely implemented. The thing is, NetNewsWire and Blog Navigator supports it so somewhere, somehow the standard must have included support for photos. Hmmm…

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One Response to “Non-standard RSS”

  1. Hmm…My reader doesn’t have that much problems but then I really don’t dig photocasts at all.

    It’s really idiotic on apple’s part, who knows a simple error like this might prove decisive!

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