Tuesday, March 07, 2006

How to make use of RSS Feed?

What is RSS? RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.

Source adopted from: www.XML.com

Well...duwan to crap so much...as simple enough, it allow to notify you about the most recent changes appear in that web site. Like a notification that notify you which page has been updated since last time you visited that home page.

Firstly, you need some third party browser such as Mozilla, Maxthon to notify you about when the RSS Feed is available...

Then you will got your URL about the RSS XML file located.

Once you got the URL, then you can make a visit to http://www.netvibes.com/ This is a site where it allow you to use it as a portal to checking the any updated RSS feed as real time....with using AJAX technology. In order to add your favorite site, click on "Add Content"

And now...enter the RSS feed URL where you got from the browser just now.

The URL that you enter just now will added another sub section into your portal page.
An idicator will shows you about how many unread message for that site.

If you click on the link within that sub section, another child window will appear..some of the content might not able to appear properly....i guess this is just a bug...

Here is my final portal page.

After read all this, for those who still not understand what is RSS about? It allow you to check any newest post of your favorite blogger instead of you need to go to check their site one by one everyday......here conclude the tutorial section...

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