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Plone 3 Multimedia by Tom Gross

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Appendix B. Syndication Formats

As we have seen in the syndication chapter (Chapter 7, Content Syndication) already, there are many formats and variants that can be used for syndication of multimedia content. In this part, we will try to clarify this fuzzy situation a little bit by showing some examples and elaborate on the technical specifications of various syndication formats appropriate for multimedia feeds. In this appendix, we will have a closer look at the specifications of:

  • RSS 2.0
  • Atom
  • The MediaRSS syndication format extension

RSS

A very common format for syndication is RSS, which is a dialect of XML. All RSS feeds must conform to the XML 1.0 specification, as published on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website. As we already saw in

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