Posts with keyword: atom


Publishing with Atom

Elias Torres has created a Atom Publishing Protocol (APP) plug-in for WordPress. The service allows you to use Atom to POST, PUT, and DELETE entries as well as other things. You might recall that I interviewed Elias for IT Conversations earlier this month. MovableType supports the APP natively since version 3. Ben Hammersley has a discussion how to use MovableType APP, if you're curious.
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Atom as a Case Study Redux

I just finished listening to Tim Bray's talk on Atom from ETech. Yeah, I'm behind on listening to IT Conversations--still catching up from vacation. This is an excellent talk for anyone interested in standards, RSS, or Atom. I also went back and read my original notes from the talk (I heard it live too). It's interesting to me that even when I've heard a talk live and blogged it, going back on IT Conversations and listening to it again gives me fresh information. I think it's about context--I hear it now in the context of everything that happened since
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Tim Bray on Atom (ETech 2006)

Tim Bray is speaking on Atom as a case study. RSS is the most successful use of XML in existence. If it's that successful, why replace it? Tim outlines some problems with RSS as specified: The RSS specification says "one only", but many podcasts use multiple enclosures. Clients vary unpredictably in how they support them. There is silent data loss. In a title element doing AT&T or AT&amp;T or fails silently. The only predictable way to do it is AT&amp;amp;T and that just sucks. Links sometimes don't work. In an RSS <description>, putting a link to an image doesn't
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My Gmail Account Has an Atom Feed

I was looking at the page source on GMail a minute ago and saw a link tag that gave a URL for an Atom feed. Sure enough, go to https://mail.google.com/mail/feed/atom and there's XML staring you in the face: <feed version="0.3"> <title>Gmail - Inbox for windley</title> <tagline>New messages in your Gmail Inbox</tagline> <fullcount>1</fullcount> <link rel="alternate" href="http://mail.google.com/mail" type="text/html"/> <modified>2005-11-21T03:18:30Z</modified> <entry> <title>testing</title> <summary/> <link rel="alternate" href="http://mail.google.com/mail" type="text/html"/> <modified>2005-11-21T03:18:10Z</modified> <issued>2005-11-21T03:18:10Z</issued> <id>tag:gmail.google.com,2004:1187557503841339412</id> <author> <name>Phillip J. Windley</name> <email>me@my.org</email> </author> </entry> </feed> It's apparently been there for quite a while. I just never knew about it.
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