Monday, September 25, 2006

What is an atom?

1.Atom is the name of a specific web feed format.

2.Atom defines a web feed format for representing and a protocol for editing Web resources such as Weblogs, online journals, Wikis, and similar content.

3. Atom is a way to read and write information on the web and share your contents and ideas by publishing to the web.

4. Atom is an XML-based document format that describes lists of related information known as "web feeds".

5. Web feeds in general provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other meta-data in a developer-friendly standardized format.

6. Web Feeds are composed of a number of items, known as "entries", each with an extensible set of attached metadata. For example, each entry has a title.

7. The primary use of Atom is the syndication of Web content such as weblogs and news headlines to Web sites as well as directly to user agents.

Atom, from a technical perspective, is an open standard that includes both:

* an XML-based web syndication format used by weblogs, news websites and web mail and,

* an simple HTTP-based Protocol known as Atom Publishing Protocol (APP for short) for creating and updating Web resources.

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Devendra Jaiswal (SEO Professional)

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