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.