2.0.17 / April 20, 2012
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GData (Google Data Protocol) provides a simple protocol for reading and writing data on the Internet, designed by Google. GData combines common XML-based syndication formats (Atom and RSS) with a feed-publishing system based on the Atom Publishing Protocol, plus some extensions for handling queries. It relies on XML or JSON as a data format.
According to the Google Developers portal, "The Google Data Protocol is a REST-inspired technology for reading, writing, and modifying information on the web. It is used in some older Google APIs." However, "Most Google APIs are not Google Data APIs."
- Open Data Protocol (OData) – competing protocol from Microsoft
- GData API Directory
- Resource Description Framework (RDF) – a similar concept by W3C
- Google Data APIs - Google Developers
- Learning from THE WEB by Adam Bosworth - the vision behind GData