Tuesday, July 01, 2008

RSS 2.0 Vs ATOM 1.0

Blogs, wikis, newsfeeds are parts of the Web 2.0. Web 2.0 has been known as the new trend nowadays in world wide web technologies which aims to enhance creativity, information sharing, and, most notably, collaboration among users.Today, for those who generate syndication feeds have a choice of feed formats: RSS 2.0 or ATOM 1.0. Here's an article to compare between the 2 formats.

For your information, the initials "RSS" are used to refer to the following formats:
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
  • RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90)
  • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
There's an interesting article posted by Ed Kohler (July 28, 2007) after he observed how some application handles the feed subscription option, at Why Do FireFox and Google Subtly Default to Atom Feeds?

References:
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(standard)