"Content Syndication with RSS'.


Originally developed by Netscape in 1999, 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 straggle with its confusing and sometimes conflicting documentation and versions. 'Content Syndication with RSSO by Ben Hammersley (O'Reilly) brings clarity to the subject as the first book to provide a comprehensive reference to the specifications and the tools that make syndication possible.

RSS is just on the tipping point of mass adoption,' says Hammersley. "There are nearly a million feeds available on the open Internet, and over thirty different clients. It's right there in the center of the rise of blogging, mobile devices, semantic web technology, and decentralization.

'Content Syndication with RSSI offers webloggers, developers, and the programmers who...

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