RSS and WAP - another RSS question

Sean McGrath digitome at
Sun Nov 28 10:11:22 GMT 1999

At 11:25 AM 11/27/99 -0800, Dave Winer wrote:
>Sure, I'll take a stab at it.
>See the commercials on TV for wireless phones that double as web browsers?
>Not much room in that space. Room for one headline and perhaps a channel
Right. It seems to me that an <abstract> element or something similar
in RSS would be a great benefit. When viewed on a first generation
WAP phone, the user would view the abstract. When viewed on a desktop
browser, the user would also read the abstract but most probably
click through to the full HTML page.
>Anyway, I don't know what Sean has in mind, but this seems like a no-brainer
>app for RSS, or something doing pretty much the same thing. (Reinvented
I think that RSS could really jumpstart the content-to-WAP-phone
area. All I want it a teeny-weeny abstract field...


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Developers Day co-Chair WWW9, April 2000, Amsterdam

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