[Standards] RSS in <message> stanza?

Andreas Monitzer jig at monitzer.com
Fri Mar 28 16:31:02 UTC 2008

On Mar 28, 2008, at 17:15, XMPP Dev wrote:
>> Which RSS?
> OK. Point well taken. But I guess the answer to that question (since  
> I'm just looking for _any_ info) is "any". :-)
> Although, I s'pose "2.0" would be a starting point.

As someone who once wrote an RSS parser, RSS cannot be considered to  
be an XML format, it only has remote similarities to it (some feeds  
more remotely and some much more remotely).

Additionally, RSS does not support namespaces, and so you can't embed  
it directly in XMPP. However, you could escape it and include it as a  
text blob:

<rss xmlns="...">
<?xml version="1.0"?>  <rss version="2.0">  <channel>   
<title>Lift Off News</title><link>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/</link 
 >  <description>Liftoff to Space Exploration.</description>   
<language>en-us</language>  <pubDate>Tue, 10 Jun 2003  
04:00:00 GMT</pubDate><lastBuildDate>Tue, 10 Jun 2003 09:41:01  
 >  <generator>Weblog Editor 2.0</generator>  <managingEditor>editor at example.com 
</managingEditor><webMaster>webmaster at example.com</ 
webMaster>  <ttl>5</ttl>  <item>  <title>Star City</ 
title>  <link>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/news/2003/news-starcity.asp</link 
 >  <description>How do Americans get ready to work with Russians  
aboard the International Space Station? They take a crash course in  
culture, language and protocol at Russia's Star City.</ 
description>  <pubDate>Tue, 03 Jun 2003 09:39:21 GMT</pubDate>   
guid>  </item>  <item>  <title>Space Exploration</title>   
<link>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/</link>  <description>Sky  
watchers in Europe, Asia, and parts of Alaska and Canada will  
experience a partial eclipse of the Sun on Saturday, May 31st.</ 
description><pubDate>Fri, 30 May 2003 11:06:42 GMT</ 
2003/05/30.html#item572</guid>  </item>  <item>   
<title>The Engine That Does More</title>  <link>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/news/2003/news-VASIMR.asp</link 
 >       <description>Before man travels to Mars, NASA hopes to  
design new engines that will let us fly through the Solar System more  
quickly. The proposed VASIMR engine would do that.</description>   
<pubDate>Tue, 27 May 2003 08:37:32 GMT</pubDate>  <guid>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/2003/05/27.html#item571 
</guid>  </item>  <item><title>Astronauts' Dirty  
Laundry</title>  <link>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/news/2003/news-laundry.asp</link 
 >  <description>Compared to earlier spacecraft, the International  
Space Station has many luxuries, but laundry facilities are not one of  
them. Instead, astronauts have other options.</description>   
<pubDate>Tue, 20 May 2003 08:56:02 GMT</pubDate>  <guid>http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/2003/05/20.html#item570 
</guid>  </item></channel>

(this is the example from wikipedia)


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