eXtension to Adopt Atom as Syndication Standard

The eXtension Information Technology Advisory Committee has taken preliminary steps towards adopting Atom syndication as a standard for sharing news information across the Extension System.

The eventual uses of the standard are:

  • Syndication of eXtension news releases
  • Staying abreast of eXtension content changes, eg. wiki articles
  • FAQ data (currently implemented at: faq.extension.org/main/feeds)
  • Publishing news to eXtension public Web sites

The group has developed a whitepaper on the Atom standard and is currently accepting comments and questions on the discussion page. The IT Advisory Committee will vote to ratify the standard at their August meeting.