[uf-discuss] Hatom question

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Sep 10 08:24:56 PDT 2007

On 9/10/07, Frances Berriman <fberriman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Aye - it's that slip of the tongue which seems all too common when
> discussing posting dates that causes the confusion, in my opinion.
> Published and updated tend to be rather interchangeable terms for
> authors.
> As for the inconsistency - I'm not sure to be honest.  I assume it's
> an over-sight on the contributors part.  If no one has any clear
> reason why it should say one thing in one place, and another somewhere
> else, then I'd advise it to be clarified to match our conversation
> here.

I'm not sure what you're saying about the honest part.

Atom entries MUST have "updated" [1]. Many blogging tools (blogger,
for example) only provide "published" and most templates we have seen
only use "published". Thus this is the way we get the hAtom rules.

If there's an inconsistency in the hAtom spec, please point it out and
I'll work on correcting it.

Regards, etc...

[1] http://www.atomenabled.org/developers/syndication/#requiredEntryElements

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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