[Catalog-sig] PyPI syndication format

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Mon Sep 13 09:40:32 CEST 2010

> I'm in favour of the issue reported originally be solved by skipping any
> changes to the RSS altogether (leave the existing one for a time, of
> course) and using Atom syndication, since AFAICT it provides all the
> requirements discussed so far but in addition is properly specified and
> standardised.

I don't think this ("all the requirements discussed so far") is actually
the case. In the report, the reporter specifically asks for AppCast
support, and elaborates that this is what


says, which in turn says

# Appcasting is the practice of using the 'enclosure' feature of RSS
# 2.0 feeds

So, by nature, Atom can't possibly support Appcasting.

I also wonder why you keep saying that RSS is not properly specified.


looks like a fine specification to me (but this really is a side issue;
another is the use of the word "syndication": I don't know what it
means, I then always think of organized crime and corruption - PyPI
is not a member of any syndicate).


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