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A Connected Web file is a JSON or JSONP encoded file with one of the following extensions:

JSONP support is mandatory and it's used to allow client side cross domain requests, granting aggregation trough browsers without using a server. To enable JSONP the feed must accept the GET callback parameter and return the JSON formatted with padding.

Each Connected Web file consists in a multidimensional associative array and relies on a specific format and structure.

The internet media type of Connected Web are application/connectedweb+json for the JSON version and application/connectedweb+jsonp for the JSONP version.

File types

There are two main types of Connected Web files:

  • feed: contains the contents that should be distributed, e.g.: articles, pictures, videos and more.
  • source: includes all the information of the source of a feed. It's necessary to understand better which kind of contents does the feed distribute.


The following diagram represents the structure hierarchy of a connected web file:

Feed File => Contents => Body Elements => Objects.
   - Source File

Understand the Source file
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