What is RSS?
Often referred to as Really Simple Syndication (RSS), RSS distributes
and aggregates content such as news announcements, press releases,
product announcements, and headlines through the use of a standard
This process provides on-demand information updates directly to
end-users as changes occur to specific web content, without the
user having to search for it. The user subscribes once to the feed.
RSS allows content providers the ability to automatically send
updated web content to end-users who are using RSS readers to consume
the content the way they want to.
The RSS Publishing Process
do I use RSS as a Reader?
RSS feeds provide individuals with the ability to subscribe to,
and then be automatically updated on your information as it becomes
posted to the web. Therefore anytime you have information that
you would like your audience to consume you simply have it posted
on the web in the correct RSS/XML format. There are three ways
an end-user receives your RSS feed:
- Through one of over 50 free RSS feed readers available for
an end-user's computer.
- Web-based services that work inside your
- New browser updates from Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla
are incorporating RSS feed reader capabilities directly into
browser as a standard
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RSS - Acronym for "Really Simple Syndication". This
is an XML-based Web syndication tool for Web sites and blogs. RSS
repackages new content with
information such as a date, a title, a link, and a brief description. An
Reader then interprets this feed so that the user need only read the description
and link to the news story or blog post.
XML - Acronym for "Extensible Markup Language" .A markup language
that describes many different kinds of data so that programs can modify and
data. Its primary purpose is to share structured text over the Internet.
Channels - These are XML links to new articles or blogs.
Sometimes called a feed.
Feeds - These are XML documents used for Web syndication, often with links
to new articles or blog posts and brief descriptions. Sometimes called
Articles - The content items that are referenced
in a channel are called Articles.
Blog - A blog is a public Web site with personal
posts ordered so that the most recent is always first. Often these
are also archived and searchable. Posts
may come from one or many individuals, and the messages often share
a common theme. The most recent blogs posted, with links and a brief
are available via RSS.
Proxy - An indirect means of connecting to the
Internet. A desktop connects to a server, which then connects to
Sometimes this is done to filter
content or intercept viruses before they infect an internal network.
If you are connecting to the Internet via a proxy server, you will
make some changes
in your RSS reader configuration.
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