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More on Vista RSS Platform's Download Engine

May 2, 2006 Written by Charles Cook More details from the RSS Team blog on how the Vista RSS Platform's download engine addresses the issue of load on a feed server, traffic spikes, and bandwidth consumption:
  • Default download interval is 24 hours.
  • Minimum download interval is 15 minutes.
  • Supports RSS 2.0 ttl tag.
  • Supports Syndication extension for RSS 1.0 and Atom feeds.
  • Interval salting to randomly stagger time of downloads.
  • Progressive error backoff interval.
  • Conditional GETs.
  • Delta encoding.
  • gzip encoding.