Atom 1.0 is out, and I’m digging it
So why Atom over RSS? Tim Bray has a comparision between the two written up here. But let me tell you what I like about it:
- the overall schema – appears more well-formed and many elements are built in with out deriving from an outside namespace.
- Multiple content type support – think text, XHTML, video
- summary and content elements – a great way to provide a summary of content for republishing purposes
- No more strongly typed blog/rss elements (webMaster, managingEditor, docs, cloud, ttl, etc..) – you gain simple elements such as author and contributor, which have a specified way to list names and emails
That’s just a little bit to get me started. I’ll now finish building my atom feed for this site and play with it a bit. I’ll also have to find a “Longhorn (heart) Atom” shirt now.