RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0, Compared

People who generate syndication feeds have a choice of feed formats. As of mid-2005, the two most likely candidates will be RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0. The purpose of this page is to summarize, as clearly and simply as possible, the differences between the RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 syndication languages.

This document was a temporary snapshot of the live version on the Atom wiki. Please use that one.