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What Are Main Differences between Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0?

Main differences between Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0:

  • Atom has separate "summary" and "content" elements, while RSS only has one "description" element.
  • Atom standardizes auto-discovery in contrast to the many non-standard variants used with RSS 2.0.
  • In Atom, it is mandatory that each entry have a globally unique ID, which is important for reliable updating of entries.
  • Atom 1.0 allows standalone Atom Entry documents whereas with RSS 2.0 only full feed documents are supported.
  • Atom specifies that dates be in the format described in RFC 3339. The date format in RSS 2.0 was underspecified and has led to many different formats being used.

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  1. What Is Atom 1.0 Standard?
  2. What Is the Relation between Atom and XML?
  3. What Are Main Differences between Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0?
  4. What Is the Icon for Atom Syndication?
  5. What Is the MIME Type Definition for Atom Files?
  6. What Is an Atom Syndication Feed?
  7. How To Write a Minimum Atom 1.0 Feed File?
  8. How To Validate an Atom 1.0 Feed File?
  9. How To Use w3.org Feed Validation Service?
  10. What Happens If Your Atom Feed Fails the Validation?
  11. Is There Any DTD File to Validate Atom Feed Files?
  12. Is There Any XSD File to Validate Atom Feed Files?
  13. How To Create Atom Feed Files?
  14. How To Tell Visitors That You Have Atom Syndication Feeds?
  15. How To Tell Web Browsers That Your Web Pages Have Atom Feeds?
  16. What Happens When FireFox Knows a Web Page Has Atom Feeds?

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