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    Rss?

    I can't figure this out, what is RSS?

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    RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is an XML format that allows people to syndicate their content to others.

    Some examples of RSS are
    http://rss.cnn.com/rss/cnn_topstories.rss
    http://slashdot.org/index.rss (this is actually an RDF feed)

    RSS is easily parseable by PHP and there is a library called Magpie RSS that is available to parse and output RSS feeds.

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    here is an example...
    yahoo has tons of news stories and wants to be able to make those stories available to the public to use on their sites, or incorporate into newsreaders so that it can drive more traffic to yahoo.

    so what they do is put out an XML file in the RSS specification that has a bunch of news items in it for example and because its in a standard RSS format everyone knows how to display that data easily because its always the same format.
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    Thanks, to the both of you.


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