July 18, 2004

Topix.net upgrades feeds to RSS 2.0

by skrenta at 11:56 AM

A recent post by Jeremy Zawodny made me think about upgrading our RSS 1.0 feeds to 2.0. Apparently his 2.0 fetches are now in the majority. He also reports that the My Yahoo and Bloglines robots favor 2.0 when they have a choice. RSS 2.0 seems to be the winning format. Dave Winer was right, and it's time to get on the bandwagon -- if you're going to make a big format switch, it doesn't get any easier if you put it off. Henceforth Topix.net's 150,000 feeds will be served in RSS 2.0.

Hopefully most consumers of our feeds will not have a problem with the transition. But if you do, please contact us and we'll do our best to help in whatever way we can.