Atom Or RSS?

I’m thinking of providing XML feeds from my two photographic websites, and I have a clean sheet, and could either use the Atom standard or RSS. So which is best? Are there any significant differences? I’ve heard rumours that Atom is somehow “better” but RSS is more widespread. It’s the old VHS vs Betamax chestnut rearing its head again! And I don’t really want to be on the wrong end of the seesaw in the future.

I suppose I could take the line that, if it’s good enough for the BBC, it’s good enough for me, and go with RSS. Although plenty of sites such as Blogger provide their feeds as Atom.

Do any of you have a choice over which format you use? And if so, which one did you plump for and why? I’d be interested to hear your thoughts

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