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LEGACY SNAPSHOT: Atomate Information Feeds

Help with Feed pages

ex-feedGenerally a Feed is displayed (rendered) as a list of it's Entries with the latest at the top followed by older Entries in reverse chronological order.

If the words "Feed" or "Entry" are unfamiliar in this context, please have a read of the Introduction to Entries & Feeds help page before proceeding.

From a Feed page you can:

  • visit any of the Entry pages in the Feed either just to view or to edit
  • see Entries that are in Draft status and potentially continue editing the draft
  • create a new Entry for the Feed
  • contribute comments on the Feed to it's author via a feedback form
  • possibly visit the Media or Document repositories for the Feed

Before describing those items, we'll have a quick run-down on the general layout and icons of standard Atomate pages.

Page layout and icons

The layout and features of both Feed and Entry pages are pretty well identical. In default Atomate style the page is of a fixed width with a border, a header panel above the body of the page, and a small set of icons at the top and bottom of the page.

topiconsThis cluster of icons at the top-right of the page consists of:

feedback ... a link to the feedback page, comments will be emailed to the author

helpicon ... a link to a help page with information relevant to this page

closeicon ... a link to close this page and return to previous, like the browsers Back button

Below these icons is the Feed header panel ...

After the header there is the body of the page. At the top-left of the body there's a line that shows when the Feed was last updated. Updated implies a new Entry has been added or an existing Entry has been amended. This line is repeated at the bottom of the body too.

In the body's top-right is the Authoring icon, actually one of a set of three that reflect the authoring state. There is more detailed coverage of these states in the ??? help page.

authicon ... the Authoring icon indicates you are on a non-editable html page representation of the Feed. Clicking it will check your authorisation for the Feed. If you are checked ok you will see the editable page representation. If you are not authorised you'll see an error message page.

newicon ... the New Entry icon means you have moved on to the editable representation of the Feed. This editable page version may appear the same as the previous page. This will not be the case if there are outstanding draft Entries in the Feed. It is in this "state" that drafts are revealed and accessible. Clicking the New Entry icon will pop-up the editor window for the creation of a new Entry.

The third authoring state and it's associated icon are specific to Entries and not Feeds.

The actual content of the body is described in the next section.

At the bottom of the page on the left is the Feed Subscribe icon that links to an ATOM syndication Feed (if one is generated). This is followed by an indication as to what the page is and it's address on the ATOM server. Being a Feed the indicator will read, either "Feed" or "Feed/html", depending on the page's authoring state, editable and non-editable respectively.

feediconsThere is a three icon cluster at the bottom-right of the page.

authicon ... a convenient duplication of the Authoring icon and link (may be newicon)

refreshicon ... a link to refresh or reload the page, useful after editing to see the updates

closeicon ... a duplicate link to close the page and go Back (like browser's Back button)

Feed page content

As stated at the beginning of this page...

Updated: 20-Feb-2007 13:30 by: Ray Burnley
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