A Lone Echo Post

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 30 June 2003. It is tagged #Web, #atom, #Echo, and #syndication.

There has been quite a bit of talk lately regarding Echo, which aims to replace RSS as the syndication de facto standard. This drive for a replacement is due in no small part to the politics around RSS, and what seems to be a general distaste for Dave Winer, father of RSS.

Really, I don't know all the details, and honestly, it doesn't really make much of a difference to me at this point. I don't subscribe to any RSS feeds, and the only reason they exist for my blog is because they're part of the default Movable Type installation. But Dave called for support of RSS, so here's what he gets:

If and when the Echo spec is finalized, I will support and publish Echo-formatted feeds, and only Echo-formatted feeds. If and when.

Echo is young. It has some powerful minds behind it, but there's still a long road ahead. I have no doubts that a final product from this group of people will be complete and well thought out. So, here's to the developers. See you at the crossroads.