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Content Syndication with RSS, from O'Reilly

Content Syndication with RSS

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Ben Hammersley

ISBN: 1904151221
$29.95 US
Pages:  222
Pub:  O'Reilly

Book Overview (from the publisher)

RSS is sprouting all over the Web, connecting weblogs and providing news feeds. Originally developed by Netscape and Userland in the late 1990s, RSS (which can stand for RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format that allows web developers to describe and syndicate web site content. Using RSS files allows developers to create a data feed that supplies headlines, links, and article summaries from a web site. Other sites can then incorporate them into their pages automatically. Although RSS is in widespread use, people struggle with its confusing and sometimes conflicting documentation and versions. Content Syndication with RSS is the first book to provide a comprehensive reference to the specifications and the tools that make syndication possible. Topics covered in the book include:

  • Creating XML syndication feeds with RSS 0.9x and 2.0
  • Beyond headlines: creating richer feeds with RSS 1.0 and RDF metadata
  • Using feeds to enrich a site or find information
  • Publish and subscribe: intelligent updating
  • Publish and subscribe: intelligent updating
  • News aggregators, such as Meerkat, Syndic8, and Newsisfree, and their web services
  • Alternative industry-centric standards

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Created: March 26, 2003
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