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Abstract

The Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) Catalog format is a syndication format for electronic publications based on Atom and HTTP. Catalogs enable the aggregation, distribution, discovery, and acquisition of electronic publications. OPDS Catalogs use existing or emergent open standards and conventions, with a priority on simplicity.
Introduction

The Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) Catalog format is a syndication format for electronic publications based on Atom [RFC4287] and HTTP [RFC2616]. OPDS Catalogs enable available electronic publications to be:

* discovered, using optional search or a range of optional browsing techniques TODO
* acquired, using direct downloads, lending, or vending

An OPDS Catalog is made up of one or more Feeds. Each Feed is either a list of links to other Feeds or a list of Entries. An Entry describes an available electronic publication and includes basic metadata, the publication's format, and how the publication can b