[development] PHP 5 > aggregator.module rewrite to XML API?
larry at garfieldtech.com
Tue Jun 19 22:52:30 UTC 2007
On Tue, 19 Jun 2007 12:36:50 -0700, "Boris Mann" <boris at bryght.com> wrote:
> Fact: many non proper XML RSS feeds exist in the wild.
> Fact: if Drupal doesn't parse it, when other applications do, Drupal looks
> Fact: regular people like stuff that "just works" with any RSS feed out
> there, and will pick that over XML pedantry every day.
And once again, stupid people make the world a worse place with slower software.
Even with that, though, we really shouldn't agonize over being as forgiving of bad RSS as, say, a browser is of bad HTML. If it's not even well-formed XML, then we're doing everyone, including ourselves, a disservice by trying to handle it. 12 seconds worth of cleanup is a waste of 11.8 seconds.
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