RSS 1.0

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File Type Information
Supports embedding license URL: supports_license_url::True
Supports embedding web statement: supports_web_statement::True
Supports embedding more permissions: supports_more_permissions::True
Metadata Location: [[Metadata location::{{{metadata_location}}}]] | (unknown) }}
Metadata Format: [[Metadata format::{{{metadata_format}}}]] | (unknown) }}

RSS 1.0 is a syndication (feed) format. The specification was published December 6, 2000. A module specification has been published for inclusion of licensing information in the feed.

Specifying a License

RSS 1.0 is encoded as RDF/XML. A license may applied to a channel, entry or image by adding an appropriate triple. The predicate should be Older deployments may exist which use as the root of the Creative Commons namespace.

The following example shows licensing at both the channel and entry levels.

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


  <channel rdf:about="">
    <description>Meerkat: An Open Wire Service</description>
    <cc:license rdf:resource="" />

        <rdf:li resource="" />


  <item rdf:about="">
    <title>XML: A Disruptive Technology</title> 
    <cc:license rdf:resource="" />

Additional Metadata

Note that this is a draft we are currently working on; this notice will be removed after collecting feedback.

A web statement provides additional confidence regarding metadata assertions. morePermissions allows content creators to provide a link to a URL where additional permissions, beyond those provided by the license, may be secured.

RSS 1.0 is RDF+XML, which allows additional metadata to be specified for individual objects.

The following example demonstrates providing a verification URL (web statement) as well as a URL where users may find information regarding additional permissions.

  <item rdf:about="">
    <title>XML: A Disruptive Technology</title> 
    <cc:license rdf:resource="" />

    <cc:morePermissions rdf:resource="" />
    <xapRights:WebStatement rdf:resource="" />

Note that this example uses an additional namespace, xapRights, which is defined as

Use with Podcasts

Using RDFa you can also provide additional metadata about linked content. This is useful when deploying a podcast; your XHTML can provide rich metadata which allows clients to increase confidence in the metadata.