[PP-main] working towards peer press 1.0

Rusty Foster rusty at kuro5hin.org
Sun Mar 12 23:56:43 CET 2000

Nick Lothian wrote:
> No - I can't say I agree with this. Sites should be free to distribute
> whatever they want, and client sites should choose what they show based on
> their capabilities and interests.

I second this. Content providers should provide a description of
multimedia content, including what it is, what format/codec it's in, how
big the file is, and where to find it, but I see no value in imposing
rules on what codec we'll "allow" sites to offer or accept.


> I can see no reason that the syndication system should care what format the
> data is in. The XML description file should describe the content of the file
> sufficiently to be able to choose if a client wants it or not.
> I don't really want to get in to a philsophical discussion about what
> freedom is, but what if someone wants to syndicate flash graphics, or even
> GIF images (or MS Word files) surely we should allow that?
> Am I missing something here?
> Nick

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