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Attribute requirements for importing Atom and RSS feeds to a stream in Socialcast (2014092)

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This article provides information on the Atom and RSS feed attribute requirements for importing to a stream in Socialcast On Premise.


When importing Atom or RSS feeds to a stream or group in your Socialcast community, there are a number of attributes required in the feed, apart from those required to produce a valid feed. This is due to how items are used and presented after an import.
To ensure that these requirements are met:
  1. Ensure that the feed is formatted in a valid way. To verify this, use the W3C Feed Validator.
  2. For each item in an RSS feed, ensure that it contains these elements:

    • <link> – URL to this item's page
    • <title> – Title of this item
    • <description> – Description/caption or summary of the item
    • <pubDate> – Publication date of this item

  3. For each entry in an Atom Feed, ensure it contains these elements:
    • <link> – URL of this entry's page
    • <title> – Title of the page
    • <id> – Unique ID of the entry
    • <published> – Date of initial publication
    • <summary> – Short description or summary of item. 
For more information on <item> attributes in RSS feeds, see RSS item Element.
For more information on the Atom specification, see Atom Format Spec.
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