Charles beat me to the punch: What is the difference between accepting OPML, and accepting arbitrary XML documents of unknown formats?
been playing a drawn out April Fools joke? "Hey, wouldn't it be funny if we repeated all of RSS's mistakes but left out the good parts this time?" I don't get. When I implemented a simple aggregator, RSS support gave me a headache, but OPML made me want to chew my leg off. The resulting code was a mess and I had no confidence in its compatibility. How could I? Is this what you were shooting for, Dave? RSS succeeded despite it's flaws and lack of specification, not because of it. I really wish Atom
had been around a little sooner. Maybe there's still time.