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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed May 28 22:08:57 PDT 2008

This is what Toby A Inkster <microformats-discuss at microformats.org> said
about "[uf-discuss] Rationale for providin" on 28 May 2008 at 8:49

> André Luís wrote:
> > 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?
> One idea that I've been playing with is removing a page's Atom feed, 
> and replacing it with something like this:
>    <link rel="service.feed" type="application/atom+xml"
>        href="hatom2atom.php?uri=http://example.org/page.html"

That's exactly what I've been trying to do at http://sobac.com/pawha/ except that I have in the 

<link rel="alternate"  
ication%2Fxml&tidy=yes" type="application/atom+xml" title="Park Avenue West Homeowners 
Association - News" />

(Thanx, Luke!)

I code the page by hand, so creating an extra Atom feed is onerous.  Much better to have some 
software do it for me.  

I tried to use the hatom parser at http://tools.blogmatrix.com/extract but it appears to be 
404.  I got that link from the second example at 
http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Implementations ; if anyone can confirm that this is really 
defunct I'll update the Wiki.


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