XML namespace for repurposing RSS elements?
- Hi folks--
Didn't get any response before, so just wanted to try one more time:
Is anyone at RssBoard interested in providing an XML namespace for RSS 2.0, for when RSS elements need to be nested inside other XML? I've seen it mentioned on this group before.
Having a namespace would allow for the structure and meaning of RSS to be used inside XML documents other than RSS. See: http://masonlee.org/2009/09/11/rsscloud-atom-extension/ as an example of one such use.
Of course, RssBoard.org suggesting a namespace for easier embedding of RSS 2.0 elements would not affect RSS 2.0 in anyway. RSS 2.0 documents would continue to *require* no namespace.
This seems to me well within the scope of an organization like RSS board.
- Randy Charles Morin and I have been working on draft documentation for an
Here's a link to it:
As the docs state, it has not been approved by the board yet and is offered
for discussion purposes only. We'd love to get feedback on it.
If anyone has one or two more examples of how RSS could be used in another
XML dialect, that would be helpful.
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- Hey, that's really great!
(Turns out there were many good responses to my earlier post that I missed because my subscription notifications to this list are not what I thought. Embarrassing!)
I have some comments regarding the namespace choice: "http://www.rssboard.org/rss-namespace"
1. The RSS version should probably be included in the namespace URL.
2. The year 2009 perhaps should be included in the namespace URL to mitigate the fact that ownership of domain names changes hands and URLs may get repurposed. I think what you want is a namespace that will be globally unique forever--even if there is no document hosted there in the future. Using the year helps out future owners of the domain.
Some real-world examples:
(Though there are plenty of counter examples!)
For these reasons, I believe a better namespace URL is something like:
But at least:
Thanks for all this!
I read the draft at http://www.rssboard.org/rss-namespace and it looks good.
--- In email@example.com, Rogers Cadenhead <cadenhead@...> wrote:
> Randy Charles Morin and I have been working on draft documentation for an
> RSS namespace.
> Here's a link to it:
> As the docs state, it has not been approved by the board yet and is offered
> for discussion purposes only. We'd love to get feedback on it.
> If anyone has one or two more examples of how RSS could be used in another
> XML dialect, that would be helpful.
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]