Zend_Feed_Writer is the sibling component to
Zend_Feed_Reader responsible for generating feeds for output. It
supports the Atom 1.0 specification (RFC 4287) and
RSS 2.0 as specified by the RSS Advisory Board
(RSS 2.0.11). It does not deviate from these standards. It does,
however, offer a simple Extension system which allows for any extension and module for
either of these two specifications to be implemented if they are not provided out of the
In many ways,
Zend_Feed_Writer is the inverse of
focuses on providing an easy to use architecture fronted by getter methods,
Zend_Feed_Writer is fronted by similarly named setters or
mutators. This ensures the API won't pose a learning curve to anyone
As a result of this design, the rest may even be obvious. Behind the scenes, data set on
Zend_Feed_Writer Data Container object is translated at
render time onto a DOMDocument object using the necessary feed elements. For each
supported feed type there is both an Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0 renderer.
Using a DOMDocument class rather than a templating solution has numerous advantages,
the most obvious being the ability to export the DOMDocument for
additional processing and relying on PHP DOM for
correct and valid rendering.
is a standalone replacement for
Zend_Feed's Builder architecture
and is not compatible with those classes.