phil wilson :: a geek commodity

12:06 PM

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Friday, April 11, 2003

Okay, I ‘fess up. I don’t get it.

Why should I bother using xhtml:body when I could just as well be using content:encoded ? What’s the inherent benefit? I don’t buy the bandwidth cost answer, either.

There’s a nice short overview which probably summarises all the main points, and back when it was all new I didn’t get it either, but I wasn’t publishing RSS then, so thought I was just missing something. Now I am publishing, and I still don't get it.

Sure you get a namespace, and it's probably nicer, in a web egalitarian way, but is it actually better?

So what’s the deal? Why should I change my RSS feed to support xhtml:body ?