Have RSS Feed Standards Changed?

I have used FeedValidator.org to validate my feed for several years and noticed a couple of days ago that 2 new errors were showing up. I am not sure what prompted the change. For years my feed has been ok.

But now I am seeing this error “Missing atom:link with rel=”self”” and I have no idea what it means and or how to fix it. Another error that cropped up was one that now requires and actual name to be in the contact email section.

My feed used to have this <managingEditor>geek@GeekNewsCentral.com</managingEditor> but now has to have this <managingEditor>geek@GeekNewsCentral.com (Todd Cochrane)</managingEditor> to be error free. 

I wonder if Dave Winer would like to weigh in on these new changes? Is this just those that are now the proclaimed specification managers playing around with the spec?

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.