Thursday, June 23, 2005


C|Net posted an article today about how Microsoft is planning to change (presumably for the better) the RSS format to allow content to be organized in a more meaningful manner. One of the things they are suggesting is that the changes would allow for retailers to have their top telling products listed in order of sales, not when the entry was created on the feed. Likewise for calendars, to show the dates in chronological order, not when they are created. Looks like the 800lb gorilla has awakened to RSS - Apple is already there with Safari RSS, so are many others. This has got to be a good thing. RSS is a great way (to me it seems) to help filter web content and save time when trying to keep up to date. I wonder if there are any teachers blogging and using the RSS feed as a way for parents to keep up to speed with their child's homework... .