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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I like the 0.9x format. It was easy and it did its job well. However, I'd love to see The Project define a discover method for the syndication feeds that do NOT involve WSDL or anything that beastly. Hell, I'd be happy if they register a TPC port just for this service. So that if I went to port 9009, and typed "gimme", I'd get the feed. I can imagine an aggregator service that catalogs feeds for other programs to search through. Of course all this infrastruct will eat itself. Maybe one could set up a

    • RSS should have been decoupled from its inventor early on.

      Despite what Winer had led people to believe, he is not the inventor of RSS, Netscape is. He modified it to become RSS 0.9x (after RSS 0.9), changed the name two or three times, and then modified it and other things to become RSS 2.0 (something he initially offered as a joke, when he said he was retiring from RSS development, a year before he released RSS 2.0 ... and oh, that this sort of thing could be fiction ...). A separate RSS development gr