RDF Site Summary 1.0 Modules: Syndication


The members of the RSS-DEV Working Group:-

Gabe Beged-Dov, JFinity Systems LLC
Dan Brickley, ILRT
Rael Dornfest, O'Reilly & Associates
Ian Davis, Calaba, Ltd.
Leigh Dodds, xmlhack
Jonathan Eisenzopf, Whirlwind Interactive
David Galbraith, Moreover.com
R.V. Guha, guha.com
Ken MacLeod, (Independent)
Eric Miller, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Aaron Swartz, The Info Network
Eric van der Vlist, Dyomedea


Latest Version: http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/

1.4.1 2000-12-20 (editor: SBP - cleaned up markup)
1.4 2000-12-09




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Provides syndication hints to aggregators and others picking up this RDF Site Summary (RSS) feed regarding how often it is updated. For example, if you updated your file twice an hour, updatePeriod would be "hourly" and updateFrequency would be "2". The syndication module borrows from Ian Davis's Open Content Syndication (OCS) directory format. It supercedes the RSS 0.91 skipDay and skipHour elements.

Describes the period over which the channel format is updated. Acceptable values are: hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, yearly. If omitted, daily is assumed.

Used to describe the frequency of updates in relation to the update period. A positive integer indicates how many times in that period the channel is updated. For example, an updatePeriod of daily, and an updateFrequency of 2 indicates the channel format is updated twice daily. If omitted a value of 1 is assumed.

Defines a base date to be used in concert with updatePeriod and updateFrequency to calculate the publishing schedule. The date format takes the form: yyyy-mm-ddThh:mm

Namespace Declarations


<channel> Elements:


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


  <channel rdf:about="http://meerkat.oreillynet.com/?_fl=rss1.0">
    <description>Meerkat: An Open Wire Service</description>

    <image rdf:resource="http://meerkat.oreillynet.com/icons/meerkat-powered.jpg" />

        <rdf:li resource="http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?r123" />

    <textinput rdf:resource="http://meerkat.oreillynet.com" />


  <image rdf:about="http://meerkat.oreillynet.com/icons/meerkat-powered.jpg">
    <title>Meerkat Powered!</title>

  <item rdf:about="http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?r123">
    <title>XML: A Disruptive Technology</title> 
      XML is placing increasingly heavy loads on the existing technical
      infrastructure of the Internet.

  <textinput rdf:about="http://meerkat.oreillynet.com">
    <title>Search Meerkat</title>
    <description>Search Meerkat's RSS Database...</description>