8.2.1 Introduction

The Atom feeds shall follow the syntax of an Atom feed as defined in the relevant XML Schema Definition file.

The following Atom feed entry elements map to the following elements in the relevant NewReleaseMesssage or PurgeReleaseMessage (depending on which one is to be made available):

Atom Feed entry ElementNewReleaseMessage ElementPurgeReleaseMessage Element

Either //ReleaseList/Release/DisplayTitleText or //ReleaseList/Release/DisplayTitle/TitleText. Which element is chosen depends on whether the Release Creator wishes to communicate subtitle information in the Atom feed.


//entry/DisplayArtistName//ReleaseList/Release/DisplayArtistName/Name//PurgedRelease/Contributor/PartyName for a party that the sender of the ATOM feed considers helpful for the recipient for taking down the relevant Release.

8.2.2 Feed Links

Entries should be entered into the feed sequentially, that is the oldest entry should be at the top and the latest addition should be at the bottom. A Release Creator may, however, add and remove entries at its own discretion.

The number of entry composites in the Atom feed is not prescribed by this standard. The Release Creator publishing the web service may, however, want to set a maximum number in collaboration with its Release Distributor business partner(s).

The following link types can be communicated in the //feed/link/@rel attributes:

8.2.3 Feed Entry Links

The following link types can be communicated in the //feed/entry/link/@rel attributes:

8.2.4 Feed Entry Categories

The following categories may be communicated in the //entry/category element:

It is permitted to communicate multiple categories, each in one category element.