JSON Feed after four years

I’ve written about JSON Feed a few times. Summary: it was a bad idea. I don’t know why devs want to come up with new names for well-established concepts. It makes all our lives more complicated if the format catches on, and if it doesn’t, it just makes a mess.
If you absolutely had to have a JSON feed format, which no one does, it’s easy to encapsulate anything you don’t like about a format behind a simplifying API, and anything you can represent in RSS can be represented in JSON and vice versa, the best thing to do was a JSONified RSS. But they didn’t do that either.
Okay, so four years later this thread appears in the support repo.
I might have been vaguely aware that Apple has a new format, obviously its own reinvention of RSS, also a totally bad idea, and another developer thinks JSON Feed should


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