Resources for “Syndication with RSS”

by Reuven M. Lerner

The specifications for RSS 0.91, 1.0 and 2.0 are easy to read and understand, especially if you are not responsible for implementing the small details. Indeed, Dave Winer's specifications (RSS 0.9x and 2.0) are designed to be as easy to read and implement as possible, at the risk of being looser and less specific.

RSS 0.91:

RSS 1.0:

RSS 2.0:

For some added perspective on RSS, you should look at Dan Bricklin's “about RSS” (and related files) at and Tim Bray's introduction to RDF at

The W3C's introduction to RDF is at

Finally, you can download XML::RSS from CPAN, the Perl archive network, at

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