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RSS and not ATOM validator?

From: Sean <sean@mediamice.net>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 20:58:50 +0100
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Hi My question relates to feed validation,

I use Atom validation and the W3C validator does validate it as a valid RSS


However RSS is not what I am using, it conforms to RSS 2.0 but it is ATOM.

I wondered if W3C were going to provide such differentiation in their
buttons only because to quote-


"We should point out that RSS is just one standard for expressing feeds as
XML. Another well-known choice is Atom. Both formats have their boosters,
and it doesn't appear that consolidation toward a single standard is
imminent. However, most feed subscribers simply want fresh content and don't
care at all about the underlying protocol. (FeedBurner helps publishers
avoid this quandary with our SmartFeed service, which makes any feed format
readable on any subscriber device.)"


This was taken from Google
<http://www.google.com/support/feedburner/bin/answer.py?answer=79408>  Feed

An Atom Feed button would accurately display my own particular Standard.


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