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RSS and Atom by Heinz Wittenbrink

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4.2 The Structure of an Atom Feed

4.2.1 Overview: Atom Elements

As in the chapters regarding the other feed formats, I would now like to introduce the Atom syntax step by step and show the functions that this syntax facilitates. Figure 4.1 shows the tree structure of an Atom feed with two entries. In this document, all Atom elements occur at least once.

4.2.1 Overview: Atom Elements

Figure 4.1 Structure of a Complex Atom Document

The document, whose structure you can see here, was only created to demonstrate Atom’s possibilities. A realistic situation to apply this structure is not very likely.

The document skeleton shows several important characteristics of the Atom Publishing ...

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