I’d like to suggest a few optional additions to the specification. Here are some ideas I’d like to throw around for discussion:
At the item level
: This would allow us to specify a particular date for an item. I think it would be nice for those of us who have several days’ worth of content in their RDF channel.
At the channel level:
These could be encapsulated in to an section that would include all links to outside of the channel.
: Much like points to the page the channel is for could point to a page of information about this channel. this could link to a FAQ or more information about the channel.
: Points to a page where wireless devices can go.
: Points to a page where broadband devices can go.
: Points to a page where narrowband devices (browsers for blind people, text-only browsers, etc..) can go.
: Points to a P3P page to check the privacy rules.
: Points to either a VXML source file (which can be read by a VXML browser) or a sound file. For example, it could serve up a radio feed related to this story.
: Same as above with video or SMIL file.
That said, here’s what a source could look like (changes are bold and URLs are fictional (but I cut and pasted my .91 channel content for speed reasons)):
Suggested RSS .92 code starts here
NewDocTypeLinkGoesHere > 92 "> [email protected] Copyright 1999-present, Me. My channel description>/description> en-us http://www.tnl.net/images/TNLpalmlogo.gif 125 44 My channel description
http://www.tnl.net http://www.tnl.net/about/ http://wap.tnl.net http://www.tnl.net/100MBpage.html http://www.tnl.net/under1kpage.html http://www.tnl.net/p3p.xml http://www.tnl.net/myvoicebasedchannel.vxml http://www.tnl.net/myvideofeed.smilhttp://www.tnl.net/newsletter/anewstory.html Story 1 is described
10/13/2000http://www.tnl.net/newsletter/olderstory.html Happy New Year
As part of the deal, I’d also move the original channel link and image link into the external field under a single link header (unless some people can tell me where they have a different link for the image and the channel.