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Atom 1.0 Ships

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The Atom format is done. Here's Tim Bray from the atom-syntax list:

"...the remaining IETF process steps will not introduce material technical changes, and so format-10 is appropriate as a basis for implementors to go to work. So, implementors... to work."

This means there's some administrivia, but the Atom 1.0 format won't be changing. Tim has a followup on ongoing and you can read of about some of the i and t's that are going get dotted there.

Backing material to the format is coming along nicely. Sam Ruby is starting a suite of format tests. Tim has also written a comparison between Atom 1.0 and RSS2.0, which will help clear the air around the two formats. Robert Sayre has an article about Atom coming up in this month's issue of IEEE Internet Computing.

Apart from implementation, anyone publishing with the defunct 0.3 format can now start fixing their templates to use Atom 1.0. You can read the spec here and section 1.1 has a couple of examples that should get you started. I'll be fixing my own feed sometime after work today ('cos, you know, someone will check...). Anyone writing a book or articles can safely target Atom 1.0 as it appears in the draft-ietf-atompub-format-10 document, but it will eventually get its own RFC number.

Now, onto the Atom Publishing Protocol, or APP. Keep an eye on this one, a number of players are taking an interest, especially now the format has settled. Apart from normalizing the number of ways you can talk to aggregators and weblogs, as a publishing protocol designed to play nice with the Web, it's going to have an impact beyond syndication technology. I'm really excited it's going to act as a radical simplifier for web services, content management and even systems integration. So do check it out. I'm privileged to be helping Joe Gregorio out with the editing on behalf of the working group. With that, I intend to hack together a Python reference client to help draw out the issues (if anyone is working on an OSS server implementation of APP, let's talk). The work (yes, there's plenty to do) is happening on the atom-protocol list.


July 15, 2005 09:14 AM

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