Re: [videoblogging] Anyone using an RSS 2.0 feed with enclosures?

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 11:00:09 -0400, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@…>
wrote:

>> we'd end up with half the entries with
>> enclosures, half without.
>
> Half is better than none.

Half is worse than none. It's misleading when you have a feed that's
supposed to contain videos. Either there will be enclosures for every
item, or there won't be enclosures at all. It's not cool for those who
can't get their videos in the enclosures (because people with
enclosure-supporting aggregators would easily miss their videos).

> Couldn't you have it look for video files in the blog entry — not the
> HTML page of that entry's permalink. That's how Brandon Fuller's
> MT-Enclosures plugin works for MovableType, more or less.

I couldn't but it's a very bad solution. It would be impossible to
distinguish these links:

<a href="movie.mov">Watch my video</a>
<a href="http://www.domain.com/movie.mov">Watch my video that I hosted
somewhere else</a>
<a href="http://www.anotherdomain.com/movie.mov">Watch this cool movie my
friend made</a>

The first two should be included in enclosures, the last one shouldn't
(because it's just a normal link). If that's how Brandon Fuller's plugin
works it's not a very cool plugin. I don't want my photos/movies
distributed directly in someone else's feed just because they linked to me.

– Andreas


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