Web application developers have several options when it comes to opening their application functionality
and data to the hoards of mashup developers. Often, one of the simplest ways to facilitate
the syndication and consumption of data is by publishing it as an RSS feed.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is essentially an Extensible Markup Language (XML) document
that conforms to a specific data schema. An RSS feed contains details of the feed publisher and
can contain any number of items that correspond to web application data. This can include news stories,
photos, listings, and much more.
The following is an example of an RSS feed:
Visit BBC News for up-to-the-minute news, breaking news,
video, audio and feature stories. BBC News provides
trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional
perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science,
technology and health news.
Copyright: (C) British Broadcasting Corporation, see
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/rss/4498287.stm for terms
and conditions of reuse
Social networking sites are proving a good guide to
socio-economic divisions in the US, reveals research.
A Briton who operated a net piracy gang out of his
Australian home is jailed in the US for 51 months.
US space shuttle Atlantis touches down in California, after
bad weather prevents a Florida landing.
A study says high levels of computer technology can improve
school results, but the picture is mixed.
Yahoo is overhauling the way it sells advertising in the US,
in an effort to help revive the business.
This is an RSS feed from the BBC News website. The channel node contains information on the feed
publisher including the feed name, description, associated URL, and published date. It also contains.