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Vista and RFC 3229

March 9, 2006 Written by Charles Cook

Following my previous post about Vista RSS platform support for ttl, skipHours, and skipDays, Josh Christie emailed me that the platform will also support RFC 3229 - Delta Encoding in HTTP (see here on the IEBlog). The RFC specifies a standard which allows clients to request deltas of a document, for example as generated by UNIX diff. As Josh suggests support in Vista may be the catalyst for widespread adoption of the standard. Bob Wyman has a piece on how RFC 3229 could be extended for better support of feeds.