RSS Advisory Board

We added a link to a page of encoding examples for descriptions, under Elements of . The change is also noted on the Change Notes page.


Please correct"RSS which stands for Really Simple Syndication"

It is NOT, this is a common error. RSS stands for RDF Site Summary

Will RSS support additional separate elements to indicate location or origin of syndication or event?

This information can be used to tailor RSS feeds to a user?s location.

According to the XML specs examples 1 and 3 are not allowed/valid/well-formed!

If you write in a XML format you cannot use named character entities like <. Named character entities MUST be defined in your schema or DTD. If this is not the case, you must use the encoding based upon Unicode numbering like Ò.

Try to parse a RSS feed with named character entities in it and you will get a big error.

The above problem is a common misconception of XML when being used with HTML text. By this misconception 90% of the feeds are not even well-formed and cannot be parsed by common XML processors!

Since RSS is an XML based standard, please adhere to the XML standard in every aspect!

Kind regards, Olivier Kil, The Netherlands

There is no information about how to contact the author contained in the RSS 2.0 Spec.Anyway: RSS 2.0 Spec says all RSS files must conform to the XML 1.0 specification, as published on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) website, but it does not specify whether they must be VALID XML 1.0. All sample files are invalid XML 1.0, beacuse they have no DTD.Is there any public DTD file?