[Pmwiki-users] RSS 1.0 feed ?

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud
Wed Aug 6 07:47:06 CDT 2003

I wrote the rss.php script mainly as an experiment to see what would happen,
and read several resources on RSS/RDF but couldn't really get a feel for
which format was better (and why).  I ultimately went with RSS 2.0 based
on recommendations in a few resources and because it was easier to
understand, but I didn't see any clear cut reasons for using one over the

So, my very innocent question is:  Why RSS 1.0 (RDF) over 2.0?  And yes,
I'll be glad to work on converting the existing RSS script to produce 
RDF instead--until now I just hadn't heard or seen any real reasons to do it.

And should we be looking at all at the Echo syndication system?  (Echo is 
widely being touted as a replacement for RSS, among other things.)


On Wed, Aug 06, 2003 at 11:07:59AM +0200, Carlo Strozzi wrote:
> Hi,
> I took a look at "scripts/rss.php", and I was thinking og having an
> equivalent "scripts/rdf.php", to produce RSS 1.0 as opposed to RSS 2.0.
> It should be trivial, but since I'm already quite busy with the italian
> localization I was wondering if anyone out there had the same need and
> wanted to have a go at it. The only tricky part of RSS 1.0 is that it
> has a "table of contents", but apart from that it should be possible to
> model it after rss.php quite easily. An example of RSS 1.0 wiki is at
> http://wiki.debian.net/index.cgi?action=rss For those who don't know,
> rss1.0 isn't an "older version" of rss2.0, but rather a different XML
> application (RDF-based, much better IMHO).
> Carlo
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