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RSS vs. ATOM?

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    Cybermagell​an

    So I decided that I was going to begin a blog on blogger VERY similar to Mini-Microsoft and one of the first post was bringing out a new feature however I noticed one thing...

    In trying to demonstrate the feature, I realized that my.msn.com doesn't recognize ATOM? Only RSS, why is that?

    Prehaps someone can explain this?

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    Steve411

    Yes. Lazy coders, not enough interest in the service, the coders werent' payed enough to want to integrate ATOM functionality. Bill Gates don't care.

    Pick one.
    - Steve

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    AdamKinney

    I don't know about my.msn.com, but I do know ATOM feeds are supported by Start.com and the RSS Platform for Vista supports ATOM feeds as well.  So the support is coming, ATOM just finalized at the end of the summer.

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    matt0210

    Microsoft has commited itself to RSS only. Why is a good question. General consensus favours Atom as a more versatile and superior format. But I've never seen an istance where Atom was required...

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    mw5300

    To tell you the truth, I have never seen a reason to use atom over rss. I have heard allot of people make vague comments on how atom is better, but never any proof or examples. Also, one time I wanted to make a web program that generates feeds. So I went to the rss site and saw a sample document and the spec right there. The I went to the Atom site and couldn't find any simple way to learn how to use it. RSS is better because it is simply, it works, and it can be extended. I don't see any reason for MS to use Atom over RSS.

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    eagle

    Atom 1.0 draft: draft-ietf-atompub-format-11.txt

    HTML: draft-ietf-atompub-format-11.html

    Relax NG: atom.rnc

    Status: Approved by the IESG
    (These files will be updated when the RFC is published)

    More Information

    Follow Atompub WG activities: The Atom Wiki

    Follow The Atom Publishing Protocol at Bitworking

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    jonathanh

    Steve411 wrote:
    Yes. Lazy coders, not enough interest in the service, the coders werent' payed enough to want to integrate ATOM functionality. Bill Gates don't care.

    Pick one.
    A quick search shows that MyMSN used to support Atom 0.3.

    But as Adam said, Atom reached 1.0 a couple months ago, and iirc the Atom folks are being pretty hardcore about getting 0.3 feeds shut down - to the extent that their validators now reject any 0.3 feed, for example.

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