RSS icon “standardized”

Break out your HTML editors! After much deliberation, Microsoft has decided to adopt the same icon for representing RSS feeds (and Atom feeds) that is used in Firefox.

With this icon currently in Firefox and set to appear in Internet Explorer 7 next year, it will quickly become the standard user experience for feeds on the Web. Web designers would be well advised to begin using it instead of the familiar-but-problematic [RSS] and XML icon icons.