Why Google is extending RSS

Interesting…

"GData combines common XML-based syndication formats (Atom and RSS) with a feed-publishing system based on the Atom publishing protocol, plus some extensions for handling queries."

So GData is a new protocol, but "based on Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0." Actually at first glance it seems to be a mix of RSS and APIs

Some links: Why Google is extending RSS, GData – Google's new syndication protocol, a description

What do you think?

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