Funding Opportunities RSS Schema

Hi everyone,

Apologies for cross posting.

Brief recap:

The LTSN / HE Academy in the UK is investigating aggregation and sharing 
information about events and funding opportunities over RSS. (By RSS in 
this context I mean RSS 1.0) I've been tasked with looking at suitable 

Andy Powell suggested the event RSS module as a good starting point:

Part of the problem with vanilla RSS is that dc:date refers to the date 
of publication of an article etc, whereas with fundops you really want 
to know the closing data for applications. However, fundops do fit quite 
neatly into the RSS event model but it doesn't really do a full job.

I've been working on a draft funding opportunities module for a couple 
of weeks and have got to a point with it where I need it to be 
critiqued. I suspect I've taken a number of lewd liberties with the RSS 
schema and would like somebody who knows what they are doing to look 
over it and teach me the error of my ways.

I have started typing up a couple of example entries but have decided to 
stop even though they aren't finished because I would to know if the 
schema is unsound before I finish them off. There's enough there in the 
example to give you an idea of where I'm coming from with this.

Should I have been lucky enough not to have made a total dog's breakfast 
of this, I'll finish off the work with a MySQL db structure and a PHP 
example script for good measure.

I've got me asbestos underpants on so go ahead and do your worst with it:


Received on Monday, 22 March 2004 14:08:48 UTC