[thelist] [OT]: XML Feeds

Simon Willison cs1spw at bath.ac.uk
Tue Oct 28 23:22:14 CST 2003

Tim Burgan wrote:
> A List Apart [1] has a wonderful new feature on it's site (that has just been
> redesigned) called an XML Feed.
> An XML Feed is like a news service that posts updates to software such as
> FeedDemon [2] when they occur. I've just started using this software only for A
> List Apart, but I'm wondering:
> Are there any other web developer resource sites that are using XML Feeds?

Plenty! Almost every weblog on the internet for a start. The technology 
you refer to is more commonly known as RSS, which stands for "Really 
Simple Syndication", "Rich Site Summary" or "RDF Site Summary" depending 
on the time of the month, the colour of the moon and who you are talking 
to at the time.

Like I said, most weblogs carry at least one RSS feed (my weblog in my 
signature has one, as do almost all of the 70+ sites linked from the 
right hand column of my site). You can also find feeds via sites such as 
www.syndic8.com , which acts as a kind of feed directory.

Simon Willison
Web development weblog: http://simon.incutio.com/

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