Link typing

Atom feeds for Concordia will use atom:link elements to relate web resources to each other.

Relevant link rels built into Atom are: "alternate", "related", "self" RFC4287. The rel type 'alternate' is used in links to alternate representations of an entry in general, and to corresponding web pages in particular. Commonly, these alternate representations will be from the same domain as the entry. The rel type 'related' is a used in links to related web resources. Commonly, these related resources will be in a different domain. An entry about an IAph entity can thereby indicate a generic catch-all relationship to a Pleiades entity and vice versa.

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<feed  xmlns="">
        <name>Joyce Reynolds</name>
        <name>Charlotte Roueché</name>
        <name>Gabriel Bodard</name>
    <title>Inscriptions of Aphrodisias (2007)</title>
    <link href="" type="application/atom+xml" rel="self"/>
    <link href="" type="text/html" rel="alternate"/>
            <name>Joyce M. Reynolds</name>
        <rights>Creative Commons licence Attribution 2.5
            ( All reuse or distribution of this work
            must contain somewhere a link back to the URL </rights>
        <title>Building dedication for Aphrodite by C. Julius Zoilos</title>
        <link rel="alternate" href=""/>
        <link rel=""
        <link rel=""
        <summary type="text">Three adjoining white marble lintel blocks (0.54, 0.64) a, left corner
            block, broken to right (1.14); b brokenin two fragments and at both ends (1.04); right
            corner block, c cut down (2.00), with elaborate moulding. Inscribed on two fasciae;
            partly erased. Date: Late first century B.C. (lettering). Photos. Excavated by the NYU
            expedition (Temple 6). Published by Reynolds, Aphrodisias &amp; Rome, doc. 37,
            whence SEG 1982.1097, BE 1983.388, AnnEpig 1984.878 whence McCabe PHI Aphrodisias 81,
            Smith, Monument, T.3; discussed by discussed by Reynolds, 'Inscriptions and the Building
            of the Temple', Aphrodisias Papers (Ann Arbor, 1990), 37-40, 37-8 , whenceSEG 1990.945.

Feeds for epigraphic content

IAph feeds

A full set of feeds for IAph 2007 may be had at (watch out: 2.2MB): . They were produced using source:epidoc2atom/trunk?rev=58 (the canonical wiki page for that set of XSLTs is EpiDoc2Atom).

Where IAph source simply uses the word "findspot" inside markup for observed location or presumed original location, we currently have no findspot link (the xslts don't handle this case). They also do not have associations for mentioned places that fall outside BAtlas map 65, though this is slated for fixing (#26).

IRT feeds

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IRCyr feeds

In development. Anticipated publication simultaneous with the complete work.

Papryi feeds

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ISAW's Ancient World Image Bank feed

Discoverable from , the direct link is

Feed paging

We anticipate very large numbers of entities, prohibiting single-document feeds. We will implement syndication and archive feeds as described in RFC5005. A syndication feed document containing the N (or fewer) most recent entries will be served as the primary entry point. This document will link to a previous archive document containing the previous N entries. That document will likewise link to its preceding archive document. The concordia reader/crawler will traverse these links to access all entries.

Page size

The value of N shall be up to the feed provider and need not be the same for all pages. Keeping individual page documents under several MB is preferable.


RFC 4287: Atom Syndication Format

RFC 5005: Feed Paging and Archiving