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  Longhorn SDK Annotations
Subject:   Why RSS!!??
Date:   2004-06-24 15:24:18
From:   dumky
I like user contributed annotations to the SDK and at first I thought RSS was a nice approach. But thinking more about it, it seems RSS is really wrong.


What happens when an old annotation gets pushed out of the RSS feed after a certain number of new annotations were added? It's lost for users that didn't cache it at the time it was available...


What's needed instead is a simple query mechanism, where the annotation service returns a list of notes/comments/annotations when asked about a specific topic.


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