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RSS Feeds, Blogs, and Podcasts. Mark Branom, IT Services Tech Briefing http://techbriefing.stanford.edu/ June 8, 2007. Using RSS. RSS in plain english: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english Some Online RSS readers: www.google.com/reader www.bloglines.com www.newsgator.com

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Rss feeds blogs and podcasts

RSS Feeds, Blogs, and Podcasts

Mark Branom, IT Services

Tech Briefing

http://techbriefing.stanford.edu/

June 8, 2007


Using rss

Using RSS

  • RSS in plain english:

    • http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english

  • Some Online RSS readers:

    • www.google.com/reader

    • www.bloglines.com

    • www.newsgator.com

  • Some Offline RSS readers:

    • www.getfirefox.com

    • www.getthunderbird.com

    • www.feedreader.com

    • www.rssreader.com


  • Creating rss feeds

    Creating RSS Feeds

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <rss version="2.0">

    <channel>

    <title>Title of Feed Goes Here</title>

    <description>Description of Feed Goes Here</description>

    <link>Link to the Feed Goes Here</link>

    <item>

    <title>Title of Item 1 Goes Here</title>

    <description>Description of Item 1 Goes Here</description>

    <link>Link to Item 1 Goes Here</link>

    </item>

    <item>

    <title>Title of Item 2 Goes Here</title>

    <description>Description of Item 2 Goes Here</description>

    <link>Link to Item 2 Goes Here</link>

    </item>

    </channel>

    </rss>


    Creating an atom feed

    Creating an Atom Feed

    <?xml version="1.0"?>

    <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom">

    <title>Title of Feed Goes Here</title>

    <subtitle>SubTitle of Feed Goes Here</subtitle>

    <link href="http://LinkToTheFeedGoesHere"/>

    <updated>Today's Date</updated>

    <author>

    <name>Author's Full Name</name>

    <email>Author's Email</email>

    </author>

    <id>Identifying information For the Feed Goes Here</id>

    <entry>

    <title>Item 1 Title Goes Here</title>

    <link href="http://Item1LinkGoesHere"/>

    <id>Item 1's ID Goes Here</id>

    <updated>Item 1's Updated Date Goes Here</updated>

    <summary>Summary Text Goes Here</summary>

    </entry>

    <entry>

    <title>Item 2 Title Goes Here</title>

    <link href="http://Item2LinkGoesHere"/>

    <id>Item 2's ID Goes Here</id>

    <updated>Item 2's Updated Date Goes Here</updated>

    <summary>Summary Text Goes Here</summary>

    </entry>

    </feed>


    Some rss examples

    Some RSS Examples

    • CNN’s Top Stories:http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss

    • NY Times:http://nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/nyt/HomePage.xml

    • Stanford Events:http://events.stanford.edu/xml/rss.xml

    • Stanford Daily:http://daily.stanford.edu/xml/rss2


    Submitting rss feeds

    Submitting RSS Feeds

    • Doing it yourself…


    Submitting rss feeds1

    Submitting RSS Feeds

    • Using a service

      • http://www.submitrssfeed.com/

      • http://www.feedsubmitter.com/

      • http://www.dummysoftware.com/rsssubmit.html

      • http://allrss.com/rsssubmission.html


    Linking your web page to your rss feed

    Linking Your Web Page to Your RSS Feed

    • Option 1: with a regular link, usually using the orange RSS icon:

      <a href="linktomyrssfeed.xml"><img src="rss.gif" alt="RSS" /></a>

    • Option 2: by linking your web page using the <link> tag (in the <head> of your document)

      <head>

      <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Title for Your Feed" href="linktomyrssfeed.xml" />


    Resources

    Resources

    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS

    • en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atom_(standard)

    • www.rss-specifications.com/creating-rss-feeds.htm

    • searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2175271


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