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Generating An Rss Feed

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I am generating an RSS feed from content in my database and I have a few questions that don't seem to be addressed anywhere. Hopefully someone who has worked with generating RSS feeds on their own may have an idea. 1. If you have custom tags or attributes, are they simply ignored in other RSS aggregators?2. Does the <author> element have to be an email address, or can it just be a name?3. Can you have multiple <author> elements per <item>?

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1. Most of the time, yes.2. According to W3C's feed validator, it must in fact contain both an email and a real name.3. Again according to the validator, no, but I don't think RSS clients will have a problem... most will probably just ignore any author beyond the first.

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The validator accepts (and shows as an example) the form

email@example.com (Real Name)

I haven't checked if it accepts other forms.

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