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NAME ^

XML::Atom::Syndication::Source - class representing an Atom source element

DESCRIPTION ^

If an Atom entry is copied from one feed into another feed, then the source atom:feed's metadata (all child elements of atom:feed other than the atom:entry elements) MAY be preserved within the copied entry by adding an atom:source child element, if it is not already present in the entry, and including some or all of the source feed's Metadata elements as the atom:source element's children. Such metadata SHOULD be preserved if the source atom:feed contains any of the child elements atom:author, atom:contributor, atom:rights, or atom:category and those child elements are not present in the source atom:entry.

The source element is designed to allow the aggregation of entries from different feeds while retaining information about an entry's source feed. For this reason, Atom Processors which are performing such aggregation SHOULD include at least the required feed-level Metadata elements (id, title, and updated) in the source element.

Essentially the source element contains any or all of the elements that can be found in a feed element except for published and atom entry elements.

METHODS ^

XML::Atom::Syndication::Source is a subclass of XML::Atom::Syndication::Object (via XML::Atom::Syndication::Thing) that it inherits a number of methods from. You should already be familiar with this base class before proceeding.

Class->new(%params);

Constructor. A HASH can be passed to initialize the object. Recognized keys are:

Elem

A XML::Elemental::Element that will be used as the source for this object. This object can be retrieved or set using the elem method.

Namespace

A string containing the namespace URI for the element.

Version

A SCALAR contain the Atom format version. This hash key can optionally be used instead of setting the element official Atom Namespace URIs using the Namespace key. Recognized values are 1.0 and 0.3. 1.0 is used as the default if Namespace and Version are not defined.

inner_atom($atom_markup_string)

This is a convenience method for quickly setting the child Atom elements of the source with a string. The string must also be well-formed XML. This method will replaces any existing child elements. All elements are presumed to be in the same Atom namespace as the source object.

This method is similar to the innerHTML property found in JavaScript.

author

Indicates the author of the source feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Person> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

category

Conveys information about a category associated with a source feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Category> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

contributor

Indicates a person or other entity who contributed to the source feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Person> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

generator

Identifies the agent used to generate a source feed for debugging and other purposes.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Generator> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

icon

An IRI reference [RFC3987] which identifies an image which provides iconic visual identification for a feed.

This accessor returns a string. You can set this attribute by passing in an optional string.

id

A permanent, universally unique identifier for a feed.

This accessor returns a string. You can set this attribute by passing in an optional string.

link

Defines a reference from an entry to a Web resource.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Link> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

logo

An IRI reference [RFC3987] which identifies an image which provides visual identification for a feed.

This accessor returns a string. You can set this attribute by passing in an optional string.

rights

Conveys information about rights held in and over an entry or feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Text> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

subtitle

Conveys a human-readable description or subtitle of a source feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Text> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

title

Conveys a human-readable title for a source feed.

This accessor returns a <XML::Atom::Syndication::Text> object. This element can be set using a string and hash reference or by passing in an object. See Working with Object Setters in XML::Atom::Syndication::Object for more detail.

updated

The most recent instance in time when an entry or feed was modified in a way the publisher considers significant.

This accessor returns a string. You can set this attribute by passing in an optional string. Dates values MUST conform to the "date-time" production in [RFC3339].

AUTHOR & COPYRIGHT ^

Please see the XML::Atom::Syndication manpage for author, copyright, and license information.

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