inessential by Brent Simmons

Two synching format RFCs

Dare Obasanjo posted an RFC for a synching format: Synchronization of Information Aggregators using Markup (SIAM).

The idea is to synchronize subscription lists and read/unread states of items.

Another format was proposed by James Huston: Syndication Interchange File Format (SIFF).

Yes, more acronyms!

But the idea is to come up with a standard format that can be supported by lots of different newsreaders.