Cascade Exchange: Atom Feed

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 at 9:00am

Cascade Exchange

This is the 13th blog post in our ongoing Cascade Exchange (#CascadeXC) Series, where we’ll be highlighting a different resource every week. Check out last week’s post on the JavaScript Banner module.

Atom feeds allow people and programs to check for updates published to a website. To provide the feed, the website owner typically will use software, such as Cascade Server, to publish a list of recent articles or content in a standardized format. The feed can be downloaded by programs in real-time to view content on other websites.

A typical feed will contain entries consisting of titles, headlines, full-text articles, excerpts, summaries, links, images, dates, and other metadata. Atom entries are XML-based data structures at the core and they can be read in and styled however the application reading the feed chooses.

Atom differs from RSS in a number of ways, but one major way is that Atom seeks to use vocabulary that is reusable outside the context of the feed document.

Our example XSLT and Velocity code is all you need to create your own Atom feed for your website content. Set up content syndication to allow external programs and website to help your website visitors see fresh content more quickly.

Check out the rest of our free resources at the Cascade Server Exchange.

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