Friday, January 23, 2009

RSS Feed

With RSS feeds we can deliver the RSS content. RSS stands for either Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS files look a lot like HTML code. RSS files (which are also called RSS feeds or channels) simply contain a list of items. Usually, each item contains a title, summary, and a link to a URL.
The main components of a RSS feed are channel (A channel is the total collection of items you wish to highlight in your site. There is exactly one channel per RSS file), item (Item is a single thing you wish to highlight from your site) and RDF (RDF is the mother specification of RSS).
We should provide an RSS feed if we want to distribute our information to a vast and fast-growing community of users, who are more interested in knowing about our topic. In general, people who write articles or publish newsletters benefit the most. Most blog software allows us to offer RSS feed of the blog posts. We can also offer our press releases through an RSS feed. In general, anything that we publish frequently can be offered as an RSS feed.

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