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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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  1. What Is RSS (Really Simple Syndication)?
  2. How Many Versions of RSS Language Standard?
  3. What Is Atom?
  4. What Are Main Differences between RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0?
  5. What Is the Icon for RSS and Atom?
  6. What RSS 2.0 Files Look Like?
  7. What Atom 1.0 Files Look Like?

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