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Why atom and not RSS?

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#1 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2021-07-14 20:54 🌎 sageru

While between RSS and atom, most people prefer RSS, I'm wondering why this software chose atom?
Cool software, overall.

#1,1 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2021-07-15 21:47

Let's compare the two standards. For background knowledge, consider that Aaron Swartz (rest in power) helped design RSS when he was only 14 years old.

> Overview and simple comparison:
> Another blog:
> Technical wiki:

Basically, Atom is just more polished, and can either be more simple or more flexible (as needed!) Atom is simpler to generate and simpler to parse, but it's essentially the same thing. Which one is better for you is largely a matter of taste, up until you find specific cases where atom can handle problems RSS can't.

One simple example is how they handle datetime formats.
RSS uses RFC 2822 ...
> Mon, 25 Dec 1995 13:30:00 GMT+0430
Atom uses RFC 3339 ...
> 1995-12-25T13:30:00Z+0430

I think that's a good example of how Atom is fundamentally simpler -- in the right ways. Almost every standard RSS parser can handle Atom equally well, so atom shouldn't give end users any challenges.

#2 )) Name: Anonymous @ 2021-07-17 00:00 🌎 sageru

just go full autism


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