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h-feed is a microformats2 experiment with a top level feed object to contain h-entry posts.

From experience with hAtom 0.1, it's not clear that there's actually a need (use-case) for a top level feed, but for those that wish to experiment with it, here it is.

root class name: h-feed


  • p-name - name of the feed
  • p-author - author of the feed, optionally embed an h-card
    Main article: h-card
  • u-url - URL of the feed
  • u-photo - representative photo / icon for the feed


  • nested h-entry objects representing the items of the feed

Use Cases

  • Generate an Atom feed
    • This seems like a legacy use-case, not sufficient to actually justify h-feed.
  • Feed per channel of content - needs a name
    • "I will have a feed per tag (channel) so I want to name them." - Sandeep Shetty in #indiewebcamp
    • It appears there is some desire to create separate feeds for an indieweb site for separate subsets of content, and name the explicitly accordingly. This presents a need for a container object for the h-entry elements, where the container itself can have a name. This is a potential interesting use-case for an explicit 'h-feed'.

Examples in the wild

  • http://tantek.com/ uses h-feed with p-name and p-author properties and child h-entry posts.
  • ...


When parsing a page for an h-feed, do so per microformats2.


If there is no explicit "h-feed" element, implementations may:

  • Treat the <title> of the page as the p-name
  • Use http://indiewebcamp.com/authorship to discover authorship of posts.
  • Treat top level h-entry elements as items in the feed.

See Also