<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"> is fine, but I feel like there should be a standard for a site, not a page, to share a “list of feeds associated with a site”.

Last night, I dreamed about a way to achieve that: ./well-known/feeds as an OPML document. Here’s mine, and here’s a draft spec.

Interested to hear what Dave Winer thinks…


  1. Colin Walker Colin Walker says:

    DanQ has suggested using the /.well-known/feeds URI as a standardised way of sharing the “list of feeds associated with a site”. This supplements the use…

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  2. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    OMG, there’s a second one in the wild on Colin Walker’s blog: here it is.

  3. Colin Walker Colin Walker says:

    Every idea has to start somewhere. Thanks for suggesting it.
    There’s got to be other things we can use .well-known for, they just elude me at present.

  4. This is a great idea. I added one here, too: https://cagrimmett.com/.well-known/feeds/

  5. Dan Q Dan Q says:

    Terence Eden wrote about his recent experience of IndieWebCamp Brighton, in which he mentioned that somebody – probably Jeremy Keith – had said, presumably to provoke discussion: A blog post doesn’t need a title. Terence disagrees, saying: In a literal sense, he was wrong. The HTML specification

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  6. Dave Winer Dave Winer says:

    This is what we came up with in March, for blogrolls, which are OPML subscription lists.


    1. Dan Q Dan Q says:

      @Dave Winer: Thanks – I’ve added a compliant blogroll link to this site now!

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