the deal with Live Bookmarks

Live Bookmarks, the new RSS functionality in Firefox, has taken a beating over the last few days. Ben Gooder explains what the goals were for their first stab at RSS in the browser and where they're going with it:

[Live Bookmarks] were never intended to be an answer to the power RSS readers or a comprehensive solution to hardcore RSS/news junkies. ... Firefox's RSS capabilities are designed to expose as much of RSS to regular people as makes sense for light news reading/dynamic content.

...and to this end, it's a good start. I can't help but feel that expectations have been set unrealistically high by more involved implementations in Opera and upcoming Safari RSS. Does Firefox need an integrated heavyweight aggregator if it has an excellent extension mechanism?

September 21, 2004 @ 8:00 PM | Category: Technology


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