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Skypecast has been shut down by Skype, apparently due to the quality concerns. Skypecast was sort of a poor man’s podcast tool.
Paul Buchheit (the creator and ex-lead developer of Gmail) of FriendFeed has suggested a new format – Simple Update Protocol (SUP) to minimize multiple feed polling.
The idea is simple –
HTTP header If-Modified-Since does something similar. But, that would still means requesting for each individual feed.
The proposal looks good for both feed generators and consumers, and not very difficult to implement either. However, the format is too vulnerable to feature creep and standardization can be a painful process.
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