Introduction to RSS
WebRef and RSS
We've adapted News Harvester to accept and output RSS files, and now use a modified version of Jon's channel manager script to update our front page and RSS file simultaneously. Now updating our front page is just a Web form away, and you can do the same for your site. To encourage the spread of RSS we're providing our channel manager script as open source:
The Future of RSS
Thanks to the efforts of the likes of Jonathan Eisenzopf, Dave Winer and Netscape, future versions of RSS will incorporate popular additional fields like news category, time stamps, and more. With thousands of sites now RSS-enabled and more on the way, RSS has become perhaps the most visible XML success story to date. RSS democratizes news distribution by making everyone a potential news provider. It leverages the Web's most valuable asset, content, and makes displaying high-quality relevant news on your site easy. Soon we'll see RSS portals with user-rated channels, cool RSS site of the day, build your own topic-specific portal, and highly relevant search engines. A collective weblog would be another intriguing possibility. May the best content win.
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- Exploring XML - Syndication intro, RSS Viewer applet
- Meerkat Open Wire Service - O'Reilly's tech-oriented RSS news portal
- Mother of Perl - XML::RSS tutorial, RSS tools, and scripts
- News Harvester - accepts and outputs RSS, provides news clients for news harvester feeds (see the news topics links for available feeds)
- RSS Resources - includes RSS portal list
- WebReference.com RSS Channels
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