Why Podcasting Still Needs RSS

The Open ApproachAt RadioPublic, we are dedicated to the principles of the open web, chief among them the idea that nobody needs to ask permission to participate as a producer or consumer. As a result, we knew we couldn’t set up a proprietary system which restricted participation to the small number of programs we could collect metadata for ourselves. Building yet another publishing platform for producers to share their data with us directly is fraught with technical, social, and ideological challenges. Plus, our founding partner PRX is already well established as an open publishing platform. So, we decided, any additional data should live in the open RSS feed, along with the rest of the data for the show.Remember that the RSS spec is frozen, meaning that no improvements can be made to it, full stop. That said, RSS documents are written in XML, and XML has a feature called namespaces which


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