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Atom feed: What is the link for this?

  • Hi
    I see in the right sidebar links for RSS feed but I don’t see any for atom.
    What is the URL I use for an atom feed?
    Thanks
    Sara

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  • Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    @matt

    Troublemaker

    Hi there,
    That don’t seem to work. When I click on the link I created it just tries to download the file.
    Thanks

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    @matt

    Troublemaker

    Yes that’s what Atom feeds do.

    where can i check the functionality of atom feed? :S

    Moderator Matt Mullenweg

    @matt

    Troublemaker

    You can use the validator: http://feedvalidator.org/

    Oh O.K. 🙂
    As a matter of interest what programs read Atom?
    Thanks

    mine did not validate.
    but i am also more interested in checking out the programs that read atom feeds. and why the need for yet another syndication feed. 🙂

    Simplest answer: if an RSS description contains an HTML tag, with the brackets entity-encoded, then it is either HTML and the author expects a reader program to interpret the HTML, or it is text talking about the HTML tag. There is absolutely no way to tell which, with RSS. There’s also no agreement on what relative URLs mean, and since the RSS spec is frozen with those (and several other) ambiguities still there, the only way to have a syndication format that doesn’t call for guessing was to write another one.

    Shouldn’t the Atom feed return a file that ends in “.xml”? I’m getting the following file: “wp-atom.php”–which although the Atom inside is fine, the browser doesn’t display it. If I change the file suffix to .xml, then of course PHP doesn’t process it. Any way to fix this? Most Atom feeds will display in the browser, like RSS feeds, so users are used to that behavior.

    Even a simpler answer: if you don’t think it’s necessary, don’t use it in your blog. Nobody’s holding a gun to your head.

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