Atom Cat Is Out of the Bag
Marc Goodner Standardizing Syndication a couple of Weblogs ago: ” … I know of another really cool site that provides ATOM feeds but unfortunately it’s a secret …” and Brian McKellar BSP Programming: RSS = HttpClient + XML + XSLT reminded me that I haven’t lifted the veil yet.
Well, yes we are supporting Atom on the Weblog side of SDN. Point your Atom-enabled feed reader here: .
From a pure publishing perspective Atom support does not give my anything more that I don’t get with RSS already. You can check both of our feeds and they are more or less identical. Also all feed readers that are able to read Atom can also process RSS. Maybe I am overlooking something, and please comment to this Weblog if I do, but so far there was no reason for us to publicize that we are supporting Atom. It only leads to fruitless discussions on what to choose.
There was a study done about why people are buying organic food and the surprise answer from many people was that it gives fewer choices and therefore easier shopping.
I am following the Atom versus RSS discussion with quite some interest, the latest being the rumor that Google will support RSS again next to Atom, which they switched to only this spring. Supporting both – does that mean they are following our lead? – Actually check the O’Reilly Weblogs and you will realize who is in the lead.