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Forum Notes => Administrator's Notes => Topic started by: charles white on October 10, 2007, 12:40:41 PM

Title: RSS Feeds and XML
Post by: charles white on October 10, 2007, 12:40:41 PM
This Discussion Forum now supports RSS and XML

If you have RSS capability (look on your task bar on Internet Explorer or Firefox for the red-orange icon below), then click on the RSS symbol and follow the directions.  You can get updates or messages that the forum has been updated or someone left a message.

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RSS
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines or podcasts. An RSS document, which is called a "feed," "web feed," or "channel," contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with their favorite web sites in an automated manner that's easier than checking them manually.

RSS content can be read using software called an "RSS reader," "feed reader" or an "aggregator." The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds.

The initials "RSS" are used to refer to the following formats:

Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90)
Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
RSS formats are specified using XML, a generic specification for the creation of data formats.

Title: Re: RSS Feeds and XML
Post by: Mark D on October 11, 2007, 06:06:47 AM
It is possible that you won't see the RSS symbol if you have Internet Explorer 7 in Windows Vista. You have to go to the "Tools" drop down in the Menu Bar and choose "Feed Discovery":

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n51/nec1163/IE7RSS.jpg)

If you don't have that menu bar, right click on the space just below the address bar and check "Menu Bar":

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n51/nec1163/IE7Menu.jpg)