[uf-discuss] Rationale for providing hAtom instead of Atom/RSS feeds

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Tue May 27 14:45:56 PDT 2008

hAtom is microformat for adding semantic information to HTML
microcontent, identifying information such as the content, summary,
author, title and so forth.

It is not and never has been intended to replace Atom or RSS feeds.

Regards, etc...

On Tue, May 27, 2008 at 5:30 PM, André Luís <andr3.pt at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I've been preparing a presentation (in Portuguese) to help colleagues
> from work adopt and embrace microformats fully. So far I'm really
> enjoying doing it but I have come upon some doubts about hatom that I
> hope some of you can help me with.
> Here it goes.
> What is the rationale for providing an hAtom feed on a page for
> content that is also syndicated via a real Atom or RSS feed?
> Can someone provide me with a real use case?
> I've looked at the wiki and googled the archives of the mailing
> list... I didn't find anything, but if this has been discussed in the
> past, I apologize.
> Thanks,
> André Luís
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David Janes
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