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XML Hacks by Michael Fitzgerald

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Create an RSS 1.0 Document

Create an RSS 1.0 document using a template or with Java.

RSS 1.0 is a branch from RSS 0.91 that incorporates elements from the W3C’s Resource Description Framework or RDF (http://www.w3.org/RDF/). Some folks didn’t particularly like this branch to RDF because they saw it as too complex. Nevertheless, RSS 1.0 is now a popular format for RSS documents, running a close second to RSS 0.91, according to http://www.syndic8.com/stats.php?Section=rss#RSSVersion.

Following is a minimal example of an RSS 1.0 document, available in the file archive as wyeast.rss and at http://www.wyeast.net/wyeast.rss:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<rdf:RDF xmlns="http://purl.org/rss/1.0" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22
-rdf-syntax-ns#">
 <channel rdf:about="http://www.wyeast.net/wyeast.rss">
  <title>Wy'east Communications</title>
  <link>http://www.wyeast.net</link>
  <description>Wy'east Communications is an XML 
     consultancy.</description>
  <items>
   <rdf:Seq>
    <rdf:li rdf:resource="http://www.wyeast.net/wyeast.html"/>
   </rdf:Seq>
  </items>
 </channel>
 <item rdf:about="http://www.wyeast.net/wyeast.html">
  <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>
</rdf:RDF>

The rdf:RDF element from the RDF namespace (http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#) is the document element. This element must have exactly one channel child and one or more item children (these ...

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