Changes in version 4.0

Here is a summary of the major changes in Universal Feed Parser 4.0.

  • Support for Atom 1.0.
  • Support for iTunes extensions.
  • Support for dc:contributor.
  • Universal Feed Parser now captures the feed's namespaces. See Namespace Handling for details.
  • Lots of things have been renamed to match Atom 1.0 terminology. issued is now entries[i].published, modified is now entries[i].updated, and url is now href everywhere. You can still access these elements with the old names, so you shouldn't need to change any existing code, but don't be surprised if you can't find them during debugging.
  • category and categories have been replaced by tags, see feed.tags and entries[i].tags. The old names still work.
  • mode is gone from all detail and content dictionaries. It was never terribly useful, since Universal Feed Parser unescapes content automatically.
  • entries[i].source is now a dictionary of feed metadata as per section 4.2.11 of RFC 4287. Universal Feed Parser no longer supports the RSS 2.0's source element.
  • Content in unknown namespaces is no longer discarded (bug 993305)
  • Lots of other bug fixes.
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