SimpleFeedFormat is a variation of the SuperSimpleFeedFormat. SimpleFeedFormat has not only the id, modified, and maybe E-Tag fields associated with a link, but also has a few more additional human-readable fields such as <title> and maybe <summary>.

SimpleFeedFormat follows the prior art from [FTP]NNTP, RFC2980 and [FTP]IMAP, RFC2060, which, among others, provides a client "overview" information for a newsgroup or mailbox without requesting every associated article or message.