[Standards] RSS in <message> stanza?

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Mar 28 16:42:46 UTC 2008

Andreas Monitzer wrote:
> 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).

Which is why folks developed Atom.

> Additionally, RSS does not support namespaces, and so you can't embed it
> directly in XMPP. 

I think that could be fudged, but I'm not sure why we'd want to do that.

> However, you could escape it and include it as a text
> blob:


> (this is the example from wikipedia)

Gosh that's ugly. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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