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- Ramza Brown
July 21, 2005, 12:13 pm
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Not exactly. RSS is indeed a restrictive subset of XML, but whether
it is generated from a database or from a scrap of paper is not
important. RSS is a set of rules for presenting the data; the
origin of the data is of no concern to RSS.
RSS is indeed simple enough to implement without using any XML
library. Just be sure to validate your XML when testing...
I should think it is simple so long as you control the input. I've been
trying to implement something myself, but I have an unknown number of
users who may write their weblog entries in Microsoft Word, or
MacWrite, or WordPerfect, or Open Office, and then copy and paste the
text to a form I provide and then hit submit. As such, I've found it
difficult to get the text to validate, since I don't know what the