Apple's Photocasting breaks RSS standard

Posted on Saturday, Jan 21 2006 @ 03:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple's Photocasting feature in the updated iPhoto program brutally violates numerous Internet standards, including RSS, XML and even HTTP.
"Photocasting centres around a single undocumented extension element in a namespace that does not need to be declared," stated Mark Pilgrim, a software developer who conducted a number of tests in an effort to document the feature.

"IPhoto 6 does not understand the first thing about HTTP, the first thing about XML, or the first thing about RSS.

"It ignores features of HTTP that Netscape 4 supported in 1996, and mis-implements features of XML that Microsoft got right in 1997. It ignores 95 per cent of RSS and Atom and gets most of the remaining five per cent wrong."
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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