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Greg writes: “Hot out of the RAI lab…RSS feeds generated from Visual SourceSafe. Many development shops use some kind of email notification for source changes - and this is a perfect application of RSS.”

Is this really “a perfect application of RSS”? I’m not sure - the HTTP polling troubles me but in some ways it’s little different from POP3 polling for e-mail. I’m not saying this is right or wrong and certainly not getting at Greg specifically. I’ve seen this type of comment in other places dealing with other kinds of resources such as Windows event logs. Is RSS the best approach?