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    RSS and XML Support

    Hi,

    I will really appreciate if someone could clear this out to me, I am still trying to understand how to

    1. Add RSS and XML to my site.

    2. Do i really need to add them.

    3. What is the differences between XML and RSS feedback.

    I have tried to read many articles but still couldn’t really understand how to do it, I do have a site (forum) and I need to add next to each forum RSS that will display the topics within that forum category, I also need to add a RSS on my index page that will display all the forum categories.

    I hope someone could clear this to me.

    Thanks allot.

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    Hello

    This forum is for questions concerning this community

    You may have more success in the xml and web services forum a moderator will move this post to the correct forum soon.

    Hope you get the answers you are looking for

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    You should add this support if you want your content to be aggregated, i. e. when you content changes frequently or you want give your users to give a possibility to track changes on your site by subscribing to the feed.

    RSS is a XML file that adhers to a commonly defined schema for RSS feeds.

    If you want RSS feeds you need somehow to serialize your content into XML and then transform it into RSS schema.
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    Thanks guys, but what exactly i need to do? Do I need to add php file and link it? How?

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    Exactly. Create a PHP page that does two things:

    1. Sends out a header type of applicaton/xml so browsers know it's xml.

    2. Format it according to the RSS spec you're looking for.

    What RSS version are you looking to implement?
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