Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Mix OPML and RSS to get Hyper Documents

Not all content works in RSS. While great for articles, news and logs, RSS can not represent what I call Hyper Documents.

A simple example is a web page that shows a geographic map. Clicking on an area of the map brings up the appropriate document. Assuming a map of the US this Hyper Document would consist of 50 state pages and 1 map page. This does not translate to RSS.

An option to explore is storing all 51 pages in 51 RSS items and then using OPML to loosely relate the items.


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