RE: [RSS-DEV] META tag to reference RSS file
- All this sounds like an excellent idea. Might I add, it would be nice to
have a META tag to indicate if the document was marked up with inline
Metadata using <span class=foo> or someother. I.E from minimal parsing you
could discern: this URI has no seperate RSS version (or whatever) OR it has
and it is inline OR it has and its at a different URI.
This would be no different from the way that HTML style-sheets/inline
styling are handled, content sheets if you like.
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David Galbraith - Chief Architect, founder
Moreover.com - the dynamic web
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Brickley [mailto:daniel.brickley@...]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2001 4:36 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [RSS-DEV] META tag to reference RSS file
> On 9 May 2001, Edd Dumbill wrote:
> > news://news.oreillynet.com:119/3af08d3b$1@...
> > says: "Are there any standard HTML <META> attributes that can be added
> > to a site's web pages to let web spiders/robots/crawlers know
> > where the site's RRS/RDF (for news syndication) file is located?"
> > This is something I was talking about with Dan Brickley. I think it
> > would be a good thing to do, ie. nominate a name for a META tag. I
> > don't know what conventions there are for this, anybody know where to
> > start with a relatively sensible name? One question is whether it
> > ought to version at all (ie. does the tag point to RSS 1.0, 1.1, 0.9
> > etc.).
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-rdf-syntax/#transport recommends
> <LINK REL="meta" href="mymeta.rdf">
> ..even though that link type isn't in the HTML spec nor grounded with
> an HTML profile URI. My inclination would be to adopt this approach,
> perhaps augment it with type= attribute to offer hint as to the kind of
> RDF statements one is pointing to,
> eg. type="application/x-rss+xml+rdf" (w/ apologies to Aaron whose RDF
> media types doc I've not read recently enough to have in mind as I type
> this from a terminal in hong kong). Oh, and we should XHTMLise,
> obviously, ie. close the LINK tag. And we should ground the link type in
> a profile: perhaps we could augment http://www.w3.org/2000/08/w3c-synd/
> for this purpose?
> Doing *something* like this IMHO will vastly improve the RSS situation,
> since given the homepage of a site, we would have a convention for
> finding their RSS channel without the need to appeal to service
> registries etc. And since the file pointed to is RDF, it can be a hub of
> links to other machine-friendly views into the site (e.g sherlock
> plugins, robots.txt, P3P, whatever...).
> > -- Edd
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