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PaceIconAndImage


Abstract

Define two elements inside the <head> element.

Status

Open

Related and Conflicting Proposals

PaceEnclosuresAndPix, PaceMultipleImages

Rationale

Feature parity with RSS 2.0

Provide images for displaying with the feed in user-agent UI.

Both <image> and <icon> are valid for feeds, but not for <entry>, and thus the generic <link> construct isn't perfectly appropriate. Also, the <link> element is/was intended for linking to resources which are not intended for direct independent/standalone access.

Proposal

Add to Section 4 two new sections.

        === 4.x atom:icon Element ===

        The "atom:icon" element's content is a URI which identifies an
        image which provides iconic visual identification for a feed. The
        image SHOULD have an aspect ratio of one (horizontal) to one (vertical), 
        and should be suitable for presentation in small size.

        === 4.y atom:image Element ===

        The "atom:image" element's content is a URI which
        identifies an image which provides visual identification for a
        feed.  The image SHOULD have an aspect ratio of 2 (horizontal) to 1 (vertical).

Insert into section 4.2 The "atom:head" Element

        * atom:head elements MAY contain exactly one atom:icon element.
        * atom:head elements MAY contain exactly one atom:image element.

Impacts

Notes

The RSS 2.0 <image> element has constraints on maximum height and width. For interoperability purposes should we suggest the same limits (as a SHOULD)?


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