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- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Why is there no schema for RSS?
- From: Lars Marius Garshol <email@example.com>
- Date: 03 Sep 2002 23:50:53 +0200
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* Dare Obasanjo
| Considering that the describing a structure for XML and ensuring
| that documents conform to that structure is generally a solved
| problem I find it perplexing that no schema for RSS (besides an RDF
| schema) exists.
The RSS 0.91 specification from Netscape had a DTD:
<URL: http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-spec-0.91.html >
Given that RSS 0.91 did not enforce a particular order on most
elements XML DTDs were not a particularly good fit, but they used it
anyway, probably because they had an example to start from.
Why the later versions didn't have any sort of formal schema I can't
answer. I wondered about that, too.
Lars Marius Garshol, Ontopian <URL: http://www.ontopia.net >
ISO SC34/WG3, OASIS GeoLang TC <URL: http://www.garshol.priv.no >