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creativeCommons RSS Module
Friday, July 18, 2003A RSS module that adds an element at the <channel> or
06/17/03 by PBS -- Changed the namespace URL to http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/creativeCommonsRssModule
04/13/03 by DW -- Supported by Manila.
12/18/02 by DW -- Removed caveat, changed the status to Deployable.
12/17/02 by DW -- Notes.
12/16/02 by DW -- Created.
One element is defined.
license -- if present as a sub-element of <channel>, indicates that the content of the RSS file is available under a license, indicated by a URL, which is the value of the license element. A list of some licenses that may be used in this context is on the Creative Commons website on this page, however the
You may also use the <license> element as a sub-element of <item>. When used this way it applies only to the content of that item. If an item has a license, and the channel does too, the license on the item applies, i.e. the inner license overrides the outer one.
Multiple <license> elements are allowed, in either context, indicating that the content is available under multiple licenses.
Here's a file that illustrates the use of the <license> element.
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