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Deciding Which Feed Works Best for You

Deciding Which Feed Works Best for You

All three syndicationfeeds work with the major aggregators, and are usually supported by most tools. Not all, though. Google, which owns Blogger, a very popular hosted weblogging tool, supports Atom and RSS 1.0 but not RSS 2.0. WordPress, a very popular open source tool, provides files to create all three syndication feed types, but comes automatically enabled for RSS 2.0 and Atom, and not RSS 1.0.

Do you need all three types? No. In fact, to support three types of syndication feeds is to cause some confusion as to how many people are subscribed to you in some centralized tools. For instance, Bloglines will give a count of subscriptions for each feed, not each site. If you provide all three feeds, then the counts are split across feed type.


  

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