Describe your item by using one or more of the following elements. Again, use the syntax <tag>content</tag>
Use the <title>
element to identify each item in your feed.
Use the <link>
element to point your visitors toward the full version of the article on your site.
Use the <description>
element for either a summary, excerpt, or for the entire article. The description may contain (X)HTML (except for iTunes).
(which stands for globally unique identifier
) to enclose a permalink URL or other unique value so that aggregators can have some way of uniquely identifying your feed articles. If the link is
a permalink, add isPermaLink="true"
to the initial guid
tag. In this case, the guid
element must be a URL.
to give the publication date for the item. The date must be formatted according to RFC 822 as described in the tips on page 381
for the email address of the person who created the item.
to tag the article with a category so that it's easier for your prospective audience to find it.
Figure 25.7. An RSS feed's items are listed in the articles frame of most aggregators, like NetNewsWire, shown. Note how the first item in the RSS feed appears at the top of the list. The content of the description element is displayed in the content panel when the item is chosen. The content of the link element is used to create a link to the item's Web location out of the article's name. The link at the bottom of the content panel is created from the channel's link element.
to point to the URL where comments are allowed for your item.