26.1503GPPProtocols and codecsRelease 17Syndicated Feed Reception (SFR) within 3GPP environmentsTS

Syndicated feeds, using technologies such as Atom and Really Simple Syndication (RSS), are widely used on today’s Internet for various scheduled pull applications such as podcast. There are a number of non-compatible proprietary extensions and a number of different RSS variants that may need to be installed and updated.

OMA DCD has defined Channel and Content Metadata and related mechanisms for content delivery (including RSS and ATOM feeds) using Content Metadata XML extensions independently of any bearers. As a consequence there are no specific optimizations for 3GPP services/bearers. OMA DCD specification allows embedding of OMA DCD XML namespace elements into RSS and Atom document (RSS and Atom feed "content packaging formats"). The OMA DCD Channel and Content Metadata are intended to offer different content delivery alternatives to receivers.

The Syndicated Feed Reception (SFR) specification intents to define the optimized reception for any existing syndicated feeds using 3GPP specific bearers. SFR re-uses OMA DCD procedures and metadata for client server transactions.