Web content syndication is an area of growing importance on the Internet. Atom 1.0 provides a simple, well-defined, and unambiguous format for content syndication on the Web. This article shows you how this popular Web content syndication format stacks up to RSS, discusses Atom’s technical strengths relative to other syndication formats, and offers several compelling use case examples that illustrate those strengths.
An Overview of the Atom 1.0 Syndication Format
Submitted by anonymous 2005-08-03 General Development 8 Comments
I didn’t see that addressed.
read this article and while this is somewhat interesting, i have to agree.. they really do not address how this is better then rss.. they just say it is
this guy talks a lot but dosen’t say much. lol
It doesn’t mean much to the end users, but having a well-written specification is a godsend for developers. The associated Relax NG spec (while not normative) helps a lot with debugging.
As for comparisons with RSS, there’s a whole set of bullet points listing the limitations of RSS 2.x and how they were addressed in Atom 1.0.
Nice to see more technical articles on OSNews. It would have been nice to have more comparisons with RSS but still a refreshing change.
RSS 2.x can’t be modified; frozen standard. Atom can and will be.