The 'now' namespace is intended to allow for the sharing of updates via RSS that do not relate to traditional items, e.g. blog posts. It takes it's name from the /now page concept created by Derek Sivers.
The namespace will allow for additional channel level elements to share updates similar to the contents of a now page.
This is an initial version of the 'now' namespace - published 24th Jan 2023. The below address should serve as the namespace URI:
An optional channel level element that provides the title for the update. It has no attributes and is simply stated as below:
An optional channel level element that provides the link to a /now page or other source of updates. It has no attributes and just contains a URL:
A mandatory channel level element that holds the content for the update. This will operate in a similar manner to the standard RSS Description item element or the
content:encoded extension. The content can be plain text or contain HTML etc. in a CDATA block:
<now:content>I am writing the 'now' namespace documentation.</now:content>
<now:content><![CDATA[<p>I am writing the 'now' namespace documentation.</p>]]></now:content>
An optional channel level element that holds the content for the update but in markdown. This behaves in the same way as
source:markdown from the 'source' namespace.
<now:markdown>I am writing the **'now'** namespace documentation.</now:markdown>
An optional channel level element that specifies the date the update was published. This will operate in the same way as the RSS pubDate element and must conform to RFC 822
<now:timestamp>Tue, 24 Jan 2023 00:00:04 GMT</now:timestamp>