It’s just data

From the ill-try-anything-once dept.

Based on Joe Gregorio's suggestion, I've added a DOCTYPE to my RSS 0.91 feed.

In order to help Dave Winer and others track comments to my feed, I've added a slash:comments element to my RSS 2.0 feed.


Heh.

But won't that confuse the most aggressively namespace-blind readers, that actively throw away the namespace prefix while parsing elements that they don't support anyway?

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at

Why not go all the way and add the
slash:comments element to your 0.91 feed?

Posted by joe at

Phil - suggestions? I gather, however, from your comment that this is just a theoretical issue, not one likely to occur with any existing aggregators.

Joe - I do my experimentation on my rss2 (and other, non-rss feeds). My radio rss feed is not meant to be experimental. I figured that since the DTD was in the spec, it was safe to add.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

I don't think the 0.91 spec actually allows random elements from other namespaces.

Too bad mod_link is so totally RDFed that it doesn't even show a URL to naive XML parsers: that would have made for a much more fun example.

Posted by Phil Ringnalda at

Phil, that was the point of my prodding. The netscape spec never mentions namespaces. I don't know if including the DTD *and* namespaced elements would cause the file to be invalid XML, I'm not real clear on how DTD's intersect with namespaces.

If there is no impact on validity then what do we need RSS 2.0 for?

Posted by joe at

DTDs don't understand namespaces because the Namespaces in XML recommendation came after XML 1.0 where DTDs were defined. To DTDs prefixed elements or attributes are just regular elements or attributes and namespace declarations are just attributes.

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