Re: Formal specification of RSS 2.0
- Your work toward formalization of RSS 2.0 is appreciated.
I also recommend a W3C XML Schema for RSS 2.0. A human language
specification will always be somewhat ambiguous and subject to miss
I'm concerned, however, that the <description> tag is simply stated
to be a string. The source specification allows "entity-encoded
HTML". By this, I understand it to mean that angle brackets are
encoded. For example,
This was important to handle badly formed HTML, but with XHTML, which
is well-formed, the tags should be allowed, with or without a
separate namespace declaration.
Aggregators that use a browser engine to render the description can
provide a richer experience. The schema definition for <descriptoin>
<xs:element name="description" type="descriptionType"/>
<xs:complexType name="descriptionType" mixed="true">
<xs:any namespace="##any" processContents="skip"
--- In RSS2-Support@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Nottingham" <mnot@m...>
> So, I'd like to enlist this community's help in assuring that it isget a
> indeed functionally equivalent to Dave's spec. Once that happens, it
> can be submitted to be published as an Informational RFC, and we
> media type registration (which means that browsers and servers are
> more likely to accommodate the format over time).