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The Atom Syndication Format (RFC4287)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-03
Document File: 44 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Nottingham: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document specifies Atom, an XML-based Web content and metadata syndication format.

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Network Working Group                                 M. Nottingham, Ed.
Request for Comments: 4287                                 R. Sayre, Ed.
Category: Standards Track                                  December 2005


                      The Atom Syndication Format

Status of This Memo

   This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the
   Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for
   improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet
   Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state
   and status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

Abstract

   This document specifies Atom, an XML-based Web content and metadata
   syndication format.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
      1.1. Examples ...................................................3
      1.2. Namespace and Version ......................................5
      1.3. Notational Conventions .....................................5
   2. Atom Documents ..................................................6
   3. Common Atom Constructs ..........................................7
      3.1. Text Constructs ............................................7
           3.1.1. The "type" Attribute ................................8
      3.2. Person Constructs .........................................10
           3.2.1. The "atom:name" Element ............................10
           3.2.2. The "atom:uri" Element .............................10
           3.2.3. The "atom:email" Element ...........................10
      3.3. Date Constructs ...........................................10
   4. Atom Element Definitions .......................................11
      4.1. Container Elements ........................................11
           4.1.1. The "atom:feed" Element ............................11
           4.1.2. The "atom:entry" Element ...........................13
           4.1.3. The "atom:content" Element .........................14
      4.2. Metadata Elements .........................................17
           4.2.1. The "atom:author" Element ..........................17
           4.2.2. The "atom:category" Element ........................18
           4.2.3. The "atom:contributor" Element .....................18

Nottingham & Sayre          Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4287                      Atom Format                  December 2005


           4.2.4. The "atom:generator" Element .............