I think there's two scenarios that exist with RSS vis-a-vis
-RSS elements in RSS documents
-RSS elements in other XML documents
1. RSS elements in RSS documents
These RSS element are not in a namespace. This inevitably brings
about debate. Some suggest that there is some sort of null XML
namespace, but nobody has ever shown me where this is defined. Please
do call me on this.
2. RSS elements in other XML documents
Nobody has ever made any formal proposal on this. The closest we ever
came was PSS, which I'm unsure if it was a joke, but Dave Winer never
moved it forward.
I think it's time to proposal PSS for adoption by the RSS Advisory
Board in order to clarify use of RSS in other XML documents.
Thoughts and criticism welcome and wanted.
--- In email@example.com, "secou" <secou@...> wrote:
> I try to be precise in a generic and popularized RSS definition for
> RSS is an XML dialect. It can handle external namespaces declared
> But, hum, do you consider RSS as "namespace" in itself ? Or is it
> to use this word.
> In fact, I try to explain "namespace", in an RSS/Atom and
> view, describing it as a group of elements all possibly used in a
> goal, and needing to be declared to avoid polysemic confusion.
> But how would you explain that RSS is a namespace... but that you
> to declare it the usual way... (with "xmlns") ? Is the "<rss
> version=2.0>... </rss>" section enough to say that the RSS
namespace is the
> basic namespace I the newsfeed ?