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OPML

Purpose

OPML stands for Outline Processor Markup Language. Its purpose is to

  1. Provide a method to exchange information between outliners and Internet services that can be browsed or controlled through an outliner application
  2. Provide a method to exchange subscription lists between feed readers

Current version

Version 2.0 is the current version

Required information

Because each version has different required metadata, please refer to the specific version of interest for appropriate information.

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Tool support to create required information

Investigating this.

Features and constraints

Because each version has different features, please refer to the specific version of interest for appropriate information.

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XML and HTML

Because each version has different features, please refer to the specific version of interest for appropriate information.

Vocabularies

Because each version has possibly different controlled vocabularies, please refer to the specific version of interest for appropriate information.

Milestones

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Copyright information

Parts of this page are copied and developed from Dave Winer's OPML specification found at: http://www.opml.org/spec2. Per the request of that document, its copyright notice is included here and applies to information in this directory and corresponding subdirectories:

© Copyright 2000 UserLand Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
© Copyright 2006 Scripting News, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

UserLand Software, Inc. and Scripting News, Inc. are referred to in the following as "the Companies."

This document and translations of it may be copied and furnished to others, and derivative works that comment on or otherwise explain it or assist in its implementation may be prepared, copied, published and distributed, in whole or in part, without restriction of any kind, provided that the above copyright notice and these paragraphs are included on all such copies and derivative works.

This document may not be modified in any way, such as by removing the copyright notice or references to the Companies or other organizations. Further, while these copyright restrictions apply to the written OPML specification, no claim of ownership is made by the Companies to the format it describes. Any party may, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, implement this format without royalty or license fee to the Companies. The limited permissions granted herein are perpetual and will not be revoked by the Companies or their successors or assigns.

This document and the information contained herein is provided on an "AS IS" basis and THE COMPANIES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTY THAT THE USE OF THE INFORMATION HEREIN WILL NOT INFRINGE ANY RIGHTS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.'

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Last updated: 2007-06-05
Maintained by: Katy Ginger (support@dlese.org), DLESE Metadata