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Profile Support for the Atom Syndication Format
draft-wilde-atom-profile-03

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Network Working Group                                           E. Wilde
Internet-Draft                                               UC Berkeley
Updates: 4287 (if approved)                             January 22, 2014
Intended status: Informational
Expires: July 26, 2014

            Profile Support for the Atom Syndication Format
                      draft-wilde-atom-profile-03

Abstract

   The Atom syndication format is a generic XML format for representing
   collections.  Profiles are one way how Atom feeds can indicate that
   they support specific extensions.  To make this support visible on
   the media type level, this specification adds an optional "profile"
   media type parameter to the Atom media type.  This allows profiles to
   become visible at the media type level, so that servers as well as
   clients can indicate support for specific Atom profiles in
   conversations, for example when communicating via HTTP.  This
   specification updates RFC 4287 by adding the "profile" media type
   parameter to the application/atom+xml media type registration.

Note to Readers

   This draft should be discussed on the atom-syntax mailing list [1].

   Online access to all versions and files is available on github [2].

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
   2.  Examples  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
     2.1.  Profiles for Alternatives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.2.  Profiles for Specializations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
     2.3.  Profile URI for AtomPub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   3.  Profile Parameter Definition  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
   4.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
     4.1.  Atom Media Type application/atom+xml  . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   5.  Implementation Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
   6.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   7.  Open Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
   8.  Change Log  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     8.1.  From -02 to -03 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     8.2.  From -01 to -02 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
     8.3.  From -00 to -01 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
   Appendix A.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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1.  Introduction

   The Atom Syndication Format "is an XML-based document format that
   describes lists of related information known as 'feeds'.  Feeds are
   composed of a number of items, known as 'entries', each with an
   extensible set of attached metadata.  For example, each entry has a

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