[Standards-JIG] Atom over XMPP?
theraven at sucs.org
Mon Aug 22 19:17:22 UTC 2005
Is anyone working on a standard for sending Atom (or RSS, although
Atom would be easier since it is XML, while RSS is kind-of-XML-like-
in-a-bad-light) over XMPP? I would envisage two server side
components and a client; a publisher, an aggregator and a viewer,
with the following usage:
A user subscribes to a feed via an aggregator.
The content creator sends their articles to a publisher.
Each aggregator is sent a copy of the Atom article and relays it to
clients subscribed to the feed (possibly applying some keyword matching)
The client displays the article.
I can see this being a very good use for XMPP. Current Atom / RSS
feeds use up insane amounts of bandwidth compared to the amount of
information transmitted because:
- clients have to poll to see if there are any updates.
- clients have to download an entire feed to get one new article
- clients have to get the feed from the server (or if they are very
lucky from a proxy) every time it is updated
This proposal addresses all of these issues (no polling, only sending
updates, data relayed via aggregator - number of aggregators <=
number of clients).
Comments? Criticisms? Insults?
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