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What is Atom?

Question: On some blogs I see an orange Atom logo for the feed. Is this the same as RSS?

Answer: It is Blogger’s own ‘version’ of RSS. If you just want to add the feed to your web based or desktop feed reader there should be no problem. If, though, you want to use other services or programs to manipulate the feed or display it on your web page you may have to convert it to RSS 2 using something like FeedBurner. The UKeiG home page uses to display the first five headlines from the blog, but there were problems displaying the Atom feed. The converted RSS 2 feed works fine.

June 8, 2007 - Posted by | Atom, RSS

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