Each <item> element defines an article or "story" in an RSS feed.
Look at the following RSS document:
As mentioned before, each <item> element defines an article or "story" in the RSS feed.
The <item> element has three required child elements:
Furthermore, there are several optional child elements of <item>. We will explain the most important ones below.
The <author> child element is used to specify the e-mail address of the author of an item.
Note: To prevent spam e-mails, some developers do not include the <author> element.
The author of the item in the RSS document above could be:
The <comments> child element allows an item to link to comments about that item.
A comment of the item in the RSS document above could be:
The <enclosure> child element allows a media-file to be included with an item.
The <enclosure> element has three required attributes:
A media-file included in the item in the RSS document above could be:
|<author>||Optional. Specifies the e-mail address to the author of the item|
|<category>||Optional. Defines one or more categories the item belongs to|
|<comments>||Optional. Allows an item to link to comments about that item|
|<description>||Required. Describes the item|
|<enclosure>||Optional. Allows a media file to be included with the item|
|<guid>||Optional. Defines a unique identifier for the item|
|<link>||Required. Defines the hyperlink to the item|
|<pubDate>||Optional. Defines the last-publication date for the item|
|<source>||Optional. Specifies a third-party source for the item|
|<title>||Required. Defines the title of the item|