RSS Feed (XML)
What is RSS?
As on date there
is no consensus on what RSS stands for. But the following can be
taken into consideration.
- Really Simple
- Rich Site
- R(DF) Site
- Rich Site
- Rich Syndication
I use an RSS Feed?
an easy way to collet and manage headlines, links and abstracts
to current and up to date web pages. The most common use for RSS
files is for news and other reverse-chronologically ordered websites
do I subscribe to an RSS Feed?
There is no
agreed-upon standard for how to subscribe to an RSS feed.. There
two ways to subscribe. One is to enter the URL of the RSS feed into your RSS aggregator.
The other is to follow a subscribe link from a web page.
What is an
is a web site or system that collects RSS feeds from multiple sources
for you. Usually this will involve collating and displaying the
contents of each feed and perhaps creating new composite feeds from
use an Aggregator?
For anyone who
reads more pages that have RSS feeds, an aggregator is a necessity.
RSS aggregators are set up to periodically check for new items in
the feeds you are subscibed to, commonly once every hour. In other
words, the news comes to you, rather than you having to go to the
news. This saves a tremendous amount of time. Or conversely, you
can read many more feeds in the same ammount of time. Additionally,
you avoid all the non-new information on a web page, including the
ads, menus, etc.
do RSS/XML feeds do?
They gather information related to your areas of interest - movies,
games, politics or breaking news - and deposit them all on your
RSS readers, please?
But what is an XML?
'Extensible markup language', or XML, splits information be it content
or images by markers like 'headlines', 'introductions', 'footnotes',
or just about anything else, making it easier for computers to locate
specific information using those markers. XML examines information
online, fitting it into structures that can be called upon to give
you exactly what you want. XML is
the format RSS is written in and RSS may be labeled as XML
What is an
is a format similar to RSS; like RSS the files may also be called
feeds or channels. It is the latest version of RSS feeds.
or Outline Processor Markup Language is an XML format for outlines,
which may be used as a way of listing many RSS feeds;
to get our Horoscope RSS Feed (XML)
may visit the World Wide Web Consortium
(w3.org) to learn more.