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RSS and Atom by Heinz Wittenbrink

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2.2 The RSS 2.0 Vocabulary

How is an RSS 2.0 document organized? The tree diagram in the following figure shows all the element types of the RSS 2.0 vocabulary. (The textinput element, which RSS 2.0 keeps only for historical reasons, isn’t included.)

2.2 The RSS 2.0 Vocabulary

Figure 2.1 The RSS 2.0 Elements in a Tree Diagram

The diagram illustrates the main characteristics of RSS 2.0:

  • The document element is called rss. The elements channel (for a feed) and item determine the structure of the document (for an entry in a feed).
  • On both the channel and the item level, the elements title, link, and description play the most important role.
  • Additional metadata concerning the author, ...

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