In RSS's humble beginnings, items had two child elements, named title and link. In the name of simplicity and in a stand against discontinuities, the RSS for today's scripting news has neither.
But no matter, what is truly important is doubleplusgood features that ensure that attention is not drawn to rewriting history.
Meanwhile Dave's take on this: Look at what people are proposing, esp Sam. In what way would that resemble RSS? It wouldn't at all. RSS is what it is.
Update: Dave removed the first three sentences quoted above.
Meta comment: It *is* possible to stick to the subject, make points that may be unpopular, and do so in a respectful and constructive manner. All too frequently, I am asked to choose sides between A and B. Whenever possible, I try to find a way to pick A and B. In as an intertwingly a manner as possible. Case in point: am I totally satisfied with RSS 2.0? Definately not. But I did get Dave to add some things and take one thing out.
Meta Meta comment: if you are running a newsreader which doesn't take into account RSS 2.0's optional guids, you will see this update. If, however, you are using a newsreader which does take into account guids, well you will still see this update as my RSS 2.0 feed doesn't have guids. So there.
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