Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Internet transport system updated

What is the Simple Sharing Extensions specification?

"Simple Sharing Extensions (SSE) is a specification that extends RSS from unidirectional to bidirectional information flows.

SSE defines the minimum extensions necessary to enable loosely cooperating applications to use RSS as the basis for item sharing—that is, the bidirectional, asynchronous replication of new and changed items among two or more cross-subscribed feeds.

For example, SSE could be used to share your work calendar with yourspouse. If your calendar were published to an SSE feed, changes to yourwork calendar could be replicated to your spouse's calendar, and viceversa. As a result, your spouse could see your work schedule and addnew appointments, such as a parent-teacher meeting at the school, or adoctor's appointment.

SSE allows you to replicate any set of independent items (forexample, calendar entries, lists of contacts, list of favorites,blogrolls) using simple RSS semantics. If you can publish your data asan RSS feed, the simple addition of SSE will allow you to replicateyour data to any other application that implements the SSEspecification."

link to FAQ
(via Steve Rubel - Micro Persuasion)