Create an RSS 0.91 document using a template, and gain a little essential background in RSS history.
RSS 0.91 is probably the most popular RSS format because it is the oldest and is so simple, which, as with so many other technologies, encourages adoption by the teeming masses. Here is a minimal 0.91 document, containing all the required elements and a few optional ones (it is named news.xml in the file archive):
<rss version="0.91"> <channel> <title>Wy'east Communications</title> <link>http://www.wyeast.net</link> <description> Wy'east Communications is an XML consultancy.</description> <language>en-us</language> <image> <url>http://www.wyeast.net/images/mthood.jpg</url> <title>Wy'east</title> <link>http://www.wyeast.net</link> </image> <item> <title>Legend of Wy'east</title> <link>http://www.wyeast.net/wyeast.html</link> <description>The Native American story behind the name Wy'east.</description> </item> </channel> </rss>
RSS 0.91 doesn’t
declare a namespace for its elements. The
element is the document element. It has a required attribute,
version, whose value is
This element must have exactly one
and one or more
item children. Following the
channel element are these elements:
A descriptive title for this channel. This should usually be the same as the content of the HTML element title on your main site page (such as index.html). The maximum number of characters allowed here is 100.
A URI for the channel. This should ...