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RSS <channel><link> element

P: n/a
When constructing an RSS 2.0 XML doc , should the <channel><link> element's
value be

1. the url of the page the displays the content that the RSS feed describes
:

fox example: http://www.myecommerce.com/results.a...rds=mens+dress

2. the url of the page which generates an up-to-date version of the RSS doc
:

for example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/rss/rssxm...rds=mens+dress

Thanks.
Apr 19 '06 #1
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P: n/a
The channel's link element is required and contains a URL indicating the
origen of the channel from which all feed items will originate. The value of
the URL is usually the homepage for example.

Be advised the current "official" specification [1] is being rewritten FOR
CLARITY.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

[1] http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
When constructing an RSS 2.0 XML doc , should the <channel><link>
element's value be

1. the url of the page the displays the content that the RSS feed
describes :

fox example: http://www.myecommerce.com/results.a...rds=mens+dress

2. the url of the page which generates an up-to-date version of the RSS
doc :

for example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/rss/rssxm...rds=mens+dress

Thanks.

Apr 19 '06 #2

P: n/a
When you say "URL indicating the origin of the channel from which all feed
items will originate" , do you mean by "origin" that the URL is for a
content page that the user views ?

So , the <channel><link> element contains an URL that returns an HTML doc,
not an XML doc (the RSS feed itself) ... ?

"clintonG" <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote in message
news:el**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
The channel's link element is required and contains a URL indicating the
origen of the channel from which all feed items will originate. The value
of the URL is usually the homepage for example.

Be advised the current "official" specification [1] is being rewritten FOR
CLARITY.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

[1] http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
When constructing an RSS 2.0 XML doc , should the <channel><link>
element's value be

1. the url of the page the displays the content that the RSS feed
describes :

fox example: http://www.myecommerce.com/results.a...rds=mens+dress

2. the url of the page which generates an up-to-date version of the RSS
doc :

for example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/rss/rssxm...rds=mens+dress

Thanks.


Apr 20 '06 #3

P: n/a
Yes. The channel's link element should load a readable page so we can
determine who publishes the feed. Think of the "channel" like the History
Channel, the Disney Channel and so on where each is an entity that produces
their programs that are published at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM and so on for example.
Each program is analagous to a feed item element. The entire "feed" is
analagous to a TV guide that happens to be published by a single entity such
as the History Channel. The guide (the feed) only contains program listings
(feed items) for that "channel." Clear as mud now? :-)

<%= Clinton Gallagher
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:OW**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
When you say "URL indicating the origin of the channel from which all feed
items will originate" , do you mean by "origin" that the URL is for a
content page that the user views ?

So , the <channel><link> element contains an URL that returns an HTML doc,
not an XML doc (the RSS feed itself) ... ?

"clintonG" <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote in message
news:el**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
The channel's link element is required and contains a URL indicating the
origen of the channel from which all feed items will originate. The value
of the URL is usually the homepage for example.

Be advised the current "official" specification [1] is being rewritten
FOR CLARITY.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

[1] http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
When constructing an RSS 2.0 XML doc , should the <channel><link>
element's value be

1. the url of the page the displays the content that the RSS feed
describes :

fox example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/results.a...rds=mens+dress

2. the url of the page which generates an up-to-date version of the RSS
doc :

for example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/rss/rssxm...rds=mens+dress

Thanks.



Apr 20 '06 #4

P: n/a
I think I understand ...

However, I find the nomenclature misleading. Logically, I think it makes
more sense that a "feed's channel" should be the url that provides the
actual rss xml feed.

A "feed's page" could be better nomenclature for the url of the website page
which graphically displays (among other things) the data associated with the
feed.
"clintonG" <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote in message
news:uC**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Yes. The channel's link element should load a readable page so we can
determine who publishes the feed. Think of the "channel" like the History
Channel, the Disney Channel and so on where each is an entity that
produces their programs that are published at 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM and so on
for example. Each program is analagous to a feed item element. The entire
"feed" is analagous to a TV guide that happens to be published by a single
entity such as the History Channel. The guide (the feed) only contains
program listings (feed items) for that "channel." Clear as mud now? :-)

<%= Clinton Gallagher
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:OW**************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
When you say "URL indicating the origin of the channel from which all
feed items will originate" , do you mean by "origin" that the URL is for
a content page that the user views ?

So , the <channel><link> element contains an URL that returns an HTML
doc, not an XML doc (the RSS feed itself) ... ?

"clintonG" <cs*********@REMOVETHISTEXTmetromilwaukee.com> wrote in
message news:el**************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
The channel's link element is required and contains a URL indicating the
origen of the channel from which all feed items will originate. The
value of the URL is usually the homepage for example.

Be advised the current "official" specification [1] is being rewritten
FOR CLARITY.

<%= Clinton Gallagher
NET csgallagher AT metromilwaukee.com
URL http://clintongallagher.metromilwaukee.com/

[1] http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss
"John A Grandy" <johnagrandy-at-yahoo-dot-com> wrote in message
news:%2****************@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
When constructing an RSS 2.0 XML doc , should the <channel><link>
element's value be

1. the url of the page the displays the content that the RSS feed
describes :

fox example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/results.a...rds=mens+dress

2. the url of the page which generates an up-to-date version of the RSS
doc :

for example:
http://www.myecommerce.com/rss/rssxm...rds=mens+dress

Thanks.



Apr 20 '06 #5

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