7. Support by newsfeed readers

Firefox 1.5 has support for live bookmarks for all of the above four formats. The previous release (Firefox 1.0.7) had no support for Atom 1.0. Plans for Firefox 2.0 and 3.0 are outlined in http://wiki.mozilla.org/Feed_Handling

With Thunderbird 1.5, it is possible to read RSS newsfeeds and Atom 1.0 newsfeeds. The previous release, Thunderbird 1.07, can only read RSS newsfeeds.

Although Internet Explorer 6 has no support for RSS and Atom newsfeeds, IE 7 has support for (at least) RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3 and Atom 1.0.

Although Opera 8 has support for RSS and Atom 0.3, it has no support for Atom 1.0. Support for Atom 1.0 is available in the latest development release of Opera (Opera 9.0 Preview 1, released on October 20th 2005). I have done some experiments using Opera 9.0 Preview 1.

At the University of Oxford, we use WebLearn (an implementation of Bodington) as our VLE, and this implementation has support for (at least) RSS 1.0, RSS 2.0, Atom 0.3 and Atom 1.0.

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