Introducing RSS 1.0

Now that we’re steeped in metadata and RDF syntax, it’s time to move on to RSS 1.0. This standard, released in December 2000, brought two major changes to the RSS world: the reintroduction of RDF and with it an introduction of namespaces .

Nowadays, of course, both flavors of RSS have namespaced modules. But only RSS 1.0 is in RDF. Example 5-4 shows what it looks like.

Example 5-4. A sample RSS 1.0 document
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <rdf:RDF xmlns="" xmlns:rdf="" xmlns:dc="" xmlns:sy="" xmlns:co="" xmlns:ti="" > <channel rdf:about=""> <title>Meerkat</title> <link></link> <description>Meerkat: An Open Wire Service</description> <dc:publisher>The O'Reilly Network</dc:publisher> <dc:creator>Rael Dornfest (</dc:creator> <dc:rights>Copyright &#169; 2000 O'Reilly &amp; Associates, Inc.</dc:rights> <dc:date>2000-01-01T12:00+00:00</dc:date> <sy:updatePeriod>hourly</sy:updatePeriod> <sy:updateFrequency>2</sy:updateFrequency> <sy:updateBase>2000-01-01T12:00+00:00</sy:updateBase> <image rdf:resource="" /> <textinput rdf:resource="" /> <items> <rdf:Seq> <rdf:li rdf:resource="" ...

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