Create an RSS 2.0 Document
Create an RSS 2.0 document from a template.
RSS 2.0 is an update of RSS 0.91, and so does not follow the RDF approach taken by RSS 1.0. After RSS 0.91 and RSS 1.0, it is the third most popular RSS format. You can find the spec for RSS 2.0 at http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss. It is similar to RSS 0.91, but offers some clarifications and additional elements.
The following, news.xml , is a minimal example of RSS 2.0:
<rss version="2.0"> <channel> <title>Wy'east Communications</title> <link>http://www.wyeast.net</link> <description> Wy'east Communications is an XML consultancy.</description> <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>
Like RSS 0.91, RSS 2.0 doesn’t declare a namespace
for its own elements. Also like 0.91,
rss is the
document element. It must have a
with a value of
channel element is required, as are its
element is required as a child of
channel by 0.91,
but under 2.0 it is optional. The
image element is
also required by 0.91; it’s optional under 2.0.
Table 6-2 compares the required and optional
channel in 2.0 and 0.91. The purpose
of each is briefly described.
Table 6-2. Child elements of channel in RSS 2.0 and RSS 0.91
Title of channel