and here I was holding this inside of me as I always assumed
"obviously it's implemented for a reason"....

This makes me happy :)  Thanks Sam!

On 3/31/06, Sam Ruby <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Antone Roundy wrote:
> > On Mar 31, 2006, at 4:12 PM, Sam Ruby wrote:
> >
> >> Antone Roundy wrote:
> >>
> >>> Sam,
> >>>
> >>> Funny that this should come up today given the recent discussion  on
> >>> the
> >>> mailing list--NetNewsWire isn't getting the links in your Atom  feed
> >>> right.
> >>
> >> There is an off chance that I have been following the list.  ;-)
> >
> > I certainly didn't mean to imply that you weren't--I just wanted to
> > point out what I'm seeing in case you didn't know that this  particular
> > feed reader is having this particular problem today.  And  I thought it
> > might be of interest to the WG to know what NNW is doing  given that
> > it's doing something that has been argued against within  the last 24
> > hours.
>
> ;-)
>
> > I don't remember which version of your feed I was subscribed to
> > before--perhaps I wasn't subscribed to the Atom feed and NNW updated  my
> > subscription when you redirected to it. So I don't know whether  you
> > purposely removed xml:base to see what chaos would ensue, or  whether it
> > hasn't been there all along and I just haven't seen the  problem since I
> > was subscribed to a different version.
>
> As late as this morning, all link/@href attributes in my Atom feed
> contained absolute URIs.
>
> One of the original problems that Atom set out to solve was the desire
> by people to use relative URIs.  Even in their content.  In fact,
> PARTICULARLY in their content.
>
> My recent post of Common Feed Errors demonstrate that this demand
> certainly exists - even in RSS:
>
> http://www.intertwingly.net/blog/2006/03/13/Common-Feed-Errors
>
> It would be helpful if people were to update:
>
> http://intertwingly.net/wiki/pie/XmlBaseConformanceTests
>
> - Sam Ruby
>
>


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