An author writes to ask if its safe to ignore Atom in his weblog, and I say absolutely yes it is safe. Look at it this way. Scripting News is the most subscribed to feed in the world. And I promise it will always be available in RSS as it is today, so as long as people want to read my site, the aggregators will have to support RSS 2.0. I can offer the same kind of safety that Lotus 1-2-3 offered developers on MS-DOS or Excel on Mac OS. If you did something the way they did, you were safe, because you could be sure the platform vendor would never break them. In this case what matters is if aggregators read the format. The day aggregators can’t read Scripting News is the day your RSS feed will stop working. My job is to be sure that day never comes.
(a) A reasonable assumption
(b) King Canute sitting on the shoreline, or
(c) Somewhat egotistical rambling?