Dave’s Phone Conversation

Dave Winer: RSS 2.0 is cool because it’s all specified in one place, written in simple non-technical English that your VP-Business Development could probably understand.

RSS 2.0 is cool. It is great that it’s all specified in one place. The fact that it is written in simple non-technical English is part of the problem with it, though. That prevents it from being specific enough for technical people to write software based on it that is consistant from one project to the next. Tighten the spec by collaborating with a good technical writer and you’ll by-pass all your critics. No one wants to have to depend on contacting the author of a spec for clarification on something that should be clearly stated in the spec.