[xml-h] RSS as transferable hypertext

Simon St.Laurent simonstl at simonstl.com
Fri Jan 24 11:17:00 GMT 2003

I'm getting more and more interested in RSS and feeds in general as a
different style of hypertext.  Instead of links specified from X to Y,
they're effectively links to Y where X is left unspecified, a decision
for the consumer.

If there's anyone who hasn't heard of RSS, a good place to start is at:


RSS comes in multiple flavors, like many good ideas in development.  The
rough contours of hypertext through a flow of items seems constant in
all of them, at least, though the details vary considerably.

It seems like another angle on hypertext issues generally, and it's
probably the XML-flavored hypertext tool that has the most traction at

Simon St.Laurent
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