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Really Simple Discovery (RSD)

Really Simple Discovery (RSD) is an XML format and a publishing convention for making services exposed by a blog, or other web software, discoverable by client software.

It is a way to reduce the information required to set up editing/blogging software to three well known elements: username, password, and homepage URL. Any other critical settings should either be defined in the RSD file related to the website, or discoverable using the information provided.


You can setup a link on your home page lik this :

<link rel="EditURI" type="application/rsd+xml" href="https://www.yoursite.com/rsd.xml" />

The RSD file can look like this (MediaWiki example) :

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rsd version="1.0" xmlns="http://archipelago.phrasewise.com/rsd">
            <api name="MediaWiki" preferred="true" apiLink="http://en.wikipedia.org/w/api.php" blogID="">
                    <docs xml:space="preserve">http://mediawiki.org/wiki/API</docs>
                    <setting name="OAuth" xml:space="preserve">false</setting>
        <engineName xml:space="preserve">MediaWiki</engineName>
        <engineLink xml:space="preserve">http://www.mediawiki.org/</engineLink>

More information : Really Simple Discoverability 1.0