What is the most correct / typical / popular namespace to associate an organization name, logo, and maybe website metadata with an RSS 2 (or Atom) feed entry? Can we just use https://schema.org/Organization for that? Organization can be understood as a creator of the entry or original creator (in reposting case) or maybe some more involved relation approximated with the association.

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The best representation I've seen are mixtures of Microformats, Schema.org, and Dublin Core. Essentially, utilize the semantics that are best for your situation; it sounds rel="author" is what you are looking for in differentiating blog posts. Indie Web Camp's feed and A List Apart's feed are great examples of metadata in feeds.
Running them through pin13's validator exposes their semantics; not surprisingly, nothing renders in Google's "Structured" Data Testing Tool.

  • Can you please explain a bit how microformats come into picture here? Do you mean <description> HTML contents of the RSS can contain those? <author> seems to be only for email in the specification.
    – Roman Susi
    Feb 25, 2020 at 5:51
  • on ALA's feed, the anchor elements that are children of the author element, have rel="author" as an attribute/value. more on rel="author"
    – albert
    Feb 25, 2020 at 20:01
  • yes, what I mean is <author> is for email of the author according to RSS2 spec: validator.w3.org/feed/… . Indie Web Camp's feed is at least valid.
    – Roman Susi
    Feb 26, 2020 at 18:09
  • i'm not 100% on ala's use of <author> here, but i trust that they know what they are doing; they've been around for awhile, pushing the envelope of web standards. validation is a great tool, but its still just a tool. for awhile there, html would fail validation using fb/twitter <meta> elements...they didn't break anything in terms of rendering/user agents, but since they weren't in the spec, they failed.
    – albert
    Feb 26, 2020 at 21:19

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