RSS 1.0 Specification Proposal (fwd)

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From: Dan Brickley (
Date: Mon Aug 14 2000 - 12:41:31 PDT

Our mental exercise, as per


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Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 12:17:12 -0700 (PDT)
From: Rael Dornfest <>
Subject: RSS 1.0 Specification Proposal
Resent-Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2000 15:17:21 -0400 (EDT)

RSS 1.0 Specification Proposal

RSS ("RDF Site Summary") is a lightweight multipurpose
extensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS is
an XML application, conforms to the W3C's RDF Specification
and is extensible via XML-namespace and/or RDF based modularization.

Design Goals
The modular extension of existing RSS through XML Namespaces and RDF
stressing backward compatibility with RSS 0.9 for ease of adoption
by existing syndicated content producers.

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,
R.V. Guha,
Eric Miller, Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Eric van der Vlist, Dyomedea

The proposal has been published online at:

Interested parties are invited to join a working group on the
newly-created RSS-DEV mailing list ( at:



  Rael Dornfest
  The O'Reilly Network

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