[Social] Atom Activity Streams over XMPP

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Sun Apr 5 21:21:49 CDT 2009

On 3/20/09 12:33 PM, Bob Wyman wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 2:17 PM, bear <bear42 at gmail.com
> <mailto:bear42 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>> Now to put some friendly pressure on the Laconica
>> devs to add a source of Atom over XMPP for their
>> streams instead of the Atom over Chat they
>> are using now :)
> Yeah... Grumble... As I understand it, Laconica is trying to maintain
> compatiblity with the now defunct "Atom over Chat" that Twitter *used*
> to publish. The reason is that some clients were built to support the
> Twitter feed back when it was still being published and those client
> authors didn't want to change what they are were doing for a "small"
> publisher like Laconica... As Laconica instances proliferate, hopefully,
> that attitude will change -- especially since Twitter seems to have left
> the world of XMPP at this point.
> In any case, whether or not we've got some legacy cruft in the wild,
> folk should understand that the "correct" way to publish microblog
> entries over XMPP (especially for "firehose" feeds) is by using the
> "Atom over XMPP" specification. See:
> http://xmpp.org/internet-drafts/draft-saintandre-atompub-notify-07.html

I've had people poke me that this is too heavy for microblogging, so we
might want to document the most stripped-down version of that possible
(via examples in the spec) to show that it can be smaller than what's
shown now.


Peter Saint-Andre

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