Autodiscovery Work at WHAT-WG
- WHAT-WG is actively seeking input on their definition of feed
autodiscovery links, which is part of a Web Applications 1.0
specification under development they hope will become the next version
Today, they edited their spec to add the requirement that the first
autodiscovery link in a page is the default feed:
"The first link, a, or area element in the document (in tree order)
that creates a hyperlink with the link type feed must be treated as
the default syndication feed for the purposes of feed autodiscovery."
On the Atom-Syntax list today, they're debating whether to publish
their own autodiscovery specification or informational document or
defer the topic to WHAT-WG.
Lachlan Hunt, one of the WHAT-WG folks, published a long response to
our spec here: