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http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/jisc-2005-02/. RSS and JISC Services Newsfeed Aggregator Demonstrator . Contents What do we want to do? Why use RSS? RSS examples The JISC RSS aggregator Ensuring quality Other issues. Brian Kelly UK Web Focus UKOLN. Email
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What we would like to do is minimise human bottlenecks in processing 3rd party context for use on Web and email, whilst allowing users more flexibility in handling information overload
There was a clear need for an open solution, which would allow use of standard authoring tools and viewers by any news provider
We will now see the JISC RSS Aggregator, designed to provide easy access to news from JISC services and facilitate sharing and community building across the JISC community
<item><title>Tony Blair quits over Iraq</title><description>Tony Blair quits the cabinet, accusing George W Bushof breaking promises over UN's role in rebuilding Iraq.</description><link>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/uk_politics/3019871.stm</link></item>
<channel><title>BBC News | UK | UK Edition</title><link>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/uk/default.stm</link><description>BBC UK News updated every minute of every day</description></channel>RSS File Format
NOTE: Trust is an important aspect of news feeds – is the supplier of news embedded in your Web pages, providing accurate information – the above news is not true!
Note:UKOLN planning updates and new RSS tools. Suggestions welcome.
Validators available at <http://librdf.org/rss/>, <http://feeds.archive.org/validator/>, etc.Publishing Your RSS Feed
If you include a <LINK> tag, users can automatically add a dynamic bookmark to FirefoxViewing RSS Feeds (1)
Note that with some RSS tool the user can choose to view text-only. Great for the user – but should you worry about your logo not being displayed?
Why not encourage colleagues to use variety of RSS viewers so that they can give feedback on problems