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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Flickr makes my day.

Flickr, the online photo community which I have formed a minor addiction to, just went 1.0. No, the site isn't out of beta (or gamma), but they have an Atom 1.0 feed.

I haven't seen it advertised (probably because it doesn't quite validate), but I was able to hack the URL from ?atom_03 to ?atom_100 and it worked!

They've made some great progress, and the validation error will be easy to fix. What I'm really excited about is how they correctly mark up tags in the feed:
<category term="up" scheme="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/" />
<category term="kayak" scheme="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/" />
<category term="memorialdayweekend" scheme="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/" />

I hope more tag-happy apps follow suit!


At 11:54 AM, Blogger deluxe99 said...

would you mind telling me how to find the ATOM feed for my Flickr page - i can only see RSS

At 12:07 PM, Blogger Daniel said...


They don't advertise the Atom feed, but it is there in the document's <head>.

But if you know the RSS url, you can easily get the Atom one. Just change "rss_200" to "atom". Depending on the feed, it will be in a different place, but that's how Flickr does it.


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