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3 Anatomy of an SData Feed

SData uses Atom feeds and entries to represent resource data. Feeds are used for resource collections and entries are used for individual resources.

This section describes how SData uses and extends Atom feeds and entries. It starts with an example of a typical feed and then details its components:

Then this section describes how related resources are linked or embedded in SData entries.

This is followed by a section that describes other types of representations that can be returned by an SData service:

Also included is a section that describes the SData category scheme and gives a summary of all the XML extensions (elements and attributes) that SData uses in its representations.

And finally an explanation of localization mechanisms of SData.

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