RDF Site Summary 1.0 Modules: Image


Kevin A. Burton , Independent


Latest Version: http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/proposed/link/

Mon Jul 22 2002 06:15 PM ( init ) kab


Proposed, Mon Jul 22 2002 06:28 PM


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Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute the RDF Site Summary 1.0 Image Module Specification and its accompanying documentation for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted in perpetuity, provided that the above copyright notice and this paragraph appear in all copies. The copyright holders make no representation about the suitability of the specification for any purpose. It is provided "as is" without expressed or implied warranty.

This copyright applies to the RDF Site Summary 1.0 Image Module Specification and accompanying documentation and does not extend to the RSS Module's format itself.


The mod_image module supports the syndication of additional image information on top of the channel image information provided with the default RSS 1.0. This includes the addition of favicons (which are supported on Konqueror, Mozilla, and Internet Explorer) and images for RSS items.

User agents are able to use the image information to provide an enhanced user interface. The following image is an example of the Kuro5hin RSS feed with additional favicon and item imaged added.

Namespace Declarations



     rdf:about (required)

         attribute points to the image

     rdf:resource (optional)

        link to this item.  It should generally have the same media type as the
        RSS link.  One can link to a permalink for this item of an HTML file
        which contains more items related to the current item.

<image:item rdf:about="http://www.example.org/item.png"

    <dc:title>Example Image</dc:title>


Provides a favicon for this RSS channel or item. A favicon is a fixed size icon that can be used within user interfaces such as tree controls, bookmark entries, etc.

Favicons are available in the following sizes:


         attribute points to the image

<image:favicon image:size="small"

    <dc:title>Example Image</dc:title>


This is an example of an RSS channel publishing favicons and item images.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> 

<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" 

    <channel rdf:about="http://www.kuro5hin.org/backend.rdf">
        <title>Example K5 Feed</title>
        <description>Simply for the purpose of demonstration.</description>
        <dc:rights>Copyright 1999-2002 - Kuro5hin.org</dc:rights>

        <dc:creator>The readers of Kuro5hin.org</dc:creator>        

                <rdf:li rdf:resource="http://www.kuro5hin.org/?op=displaystory;sid=2002/7/30/15328/1925"/>

        <image:favicon rdf:about="http://www.kuro5hin.org/favicon.ico"




    <image rdf:about="http://www.kuro5hin.org/images/kuro5hin.png">

    <item rdf:about="http://www.kuro5hin.org/?op=displaystory;sid=2002/7/30/15328/1925">

        <title>Another casualty to the new arms race: SUVs in America</title> 

            A good friend of mine was recently involved in a fairly nasty
            accident while driving along a highway in her Honda Accord. She was
            struck from behind by an SUV, spinning her out of control, leaving
            her car lying horizontal in traffic. She was hit again by a pickup
            truck, throwing her car into the median. Moments later, a small
            convertible hit the pickup as it careened out of control across the
            road. She escaped serious injury, as luckily did everyone else
            involved in the accident. But something changed in my friend that
            day, she was afraid to get back behind the wheel of a car and go
            back onto the road. Afraid, until she joined the new "Arms Race":
            SUVs in America.  

        <image:item rdf:about="http://www.kuro5hin.org/images/topics/culture.jpg">