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RSS Tutorials - Differences between RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0
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What Are Main Differences between RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0?
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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- What Is RSS (Really Simple Syndication)?
- How Many Versions of RSS Language Standard?
- What Is Atom?
- What Are Main Differences between RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0?
- What Is the Icon for RSS and Atom?
- What RSS 2.0 Files Look Like?
- What Atom 1.0 Files Look Like?