An introduction to RSS news feeds
Using open formats for content syndication
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Date archived: January 4, 2017 | Last updated: May 13, 2009|First published: November 10, 2000
RDF Site Summary (RSS) is catching on as one of the most widely used XML formats on the Web. Find out how to create and use RSS files and learn what they can do for you. See why companies like Netscape, Userland, and Moreover use RSS to distribute and syndicate article summaries and headlines. This article includes sample code that demonstrates elements of an RSS file, plus a Perl example using the module XML::RSS.
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