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Atom > RSS: Why We Should Just Call Them “Feeds” Instead of “RSS” Feeds

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I’m no longer calling feeds “RSS feeds”. From now on I’m calling them “syndication” feeds, or just “feeds”. There have been two standards for doing this type of XML-based website syndication for a long time now — Atom and RSS. RSS is older and has more penetration, so its name has been confused with its function. Just like Xerox, Kleenex and Google."


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    Marc

    Why I Still Use RSS

    Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers.

  2. Étrange hasard, magie de la sérendipité, je lisais « ainsi va la vie, en attendant le tsunami » chez Karl juste quelques minutes après avoir publié mon billet à propos de l'éruption du Hunga Tonga et du tsunami qu'elle a provoqué.

  3. New rule: if your RSS/Atom feed doesn't contain the full content, I don't subscribe.

    I want to be able to read feeds in my feed reader when offline, so I will not lose time to load empty feeds anymore. 😡