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Chapter 8. RSS 2.0 (Simply Extensible) > Module Support Within RSS 2.0

8.2. Module Support Within RSS 2.0

The key change that RSS 2.0 brings is the ability to use modules. As in RSS 1.0, the use of modules is simply a matter of placing the correct namespace declaration into the root element of the feed and then using the namespace elements with the correct prefix. Unlike 1.0, however, 2.0 modules cannot use RDF for any purpose whatsoever. At least, this is the current thinking of Dave Winer, guardian of the specification.

This is currently a matter of debate, over which much more blood will likely be spilled. When the rules over 1.0 and 2.0 module design have been formalized (I will discuss the latest thinking in Chapter 11) we may be able to use 1.0 modules within 2.0. At the moment, alas, this is not recommended, and for the sake of diplomacy we will deal now solely with specialist 2.0 modules. At this time there is only one: BlogChannel.


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