Sam Ruby notes that the Scripting News RSS feed now declares a namespace:
While it is not yet listed in the spec, Scripting News's rss feed is sporting a namespace! Excellent! Now it is quite reasonable for a parser to say things like, "sorry, there is no fullitem element defined in the http://backend.userland.com/rss2 namespace - hey, Jon, get your own namespace." [ Sam Ruby ]
Cool. Actually I don't need a namespace of my own, I'm using some existing ones: Dublin Core and RSS 1.0's mod_content. Here's how I'm forming the <dc:date> now, by the way:
add("<dc:date>" + html.getOneTagValue(xml.coercions.frontierValueToTaggedText(@adrpost^.when,0), "dateTime.iso8601") + "</dc:date>");
I realized Radio had to have the iso8601 logic in there for SOAP. This is one way to get at it.
We still have an opportunity to heal some of the rift between the two branches - simply by embracing instead of displacing one or more of the existing modules .
I agree. I'd like to see Scripting News not merely declare an abstract namespace, but actually use elements from well-known namespaces such as Dublin Core.
Former URL: http://weblog.infoworld.com/udell/2002/09/10.html#a407