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You may have noticed recently that lots of websites now contain little graphical buttons with the word XML on them. For example: or or . When you click on the button, all you see is a bunch of jumbled text and computer code [ed: unless you have a newer web browser or an aggregator]. What's this all about? It's an RSS feed, and they're changing the way people access the Internet. RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a technical format that allows online publishers to share and distribute their content to other websites or individual Internet users. It's commonly used for distributing headlines on news websites. Bloggers use it to distribute summaries of their blog entries as well. RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML, which is why you see RSS buttons labeled that way. If a website publishes an RSS page, commonly known as an RSS "feed," this ... (more)

Putting RSS Content into Your Dreamweaver Web Pages

RSS - Really Simple Syndication - is about sharing content with new audiences. Lots of websites create RSS feeds so that their audiences can get updates using their favorite Aggregators (like NetNewsWire). Other websites collect that content and republish it in new venues, to new audiences, or just in a different medium. That's what syndication is all about -- sharing. And since my mamma always taught me sharing is good, I'm gonna share the secret to putting RSS content onto your web page. Now, you might have an RSS feed already. However you choose to build that RSS feed -- from... (more)