syndication format

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syndication format

A publishing format that lets people view headlines of the latest updates from their favorite blogs and websites from within their Web browser or newsreader program. The major syndication formats are RSS and Atom. These XML-based formats, known as "feeds," "news feeds" or "Web feeds," include a headline, short description and link to the article. The process of developing feeds is automated, and many blog publishing applications offer automatic feed creation. See RSS and Atom syndication format.

For Websites
Syndication feeds are invaluable for websites. They keep users interested, involved and up-to-date. Feeds also enable websites that share a common interest to expand their content by publishing news from other sites and blogs. In fact, a website can be made up entirely of syndication feeds.

For Users
By subscribing to several feeds, users quickly review all the latest updates from one consolidated index rather than browsing from site to site. The newsreader, which can be a stand-alone program or part of the Web browser, automatically searches selected sites and presents the latest headlines in chronological order to the user. See Web Slice.


A Stand-Alone Newsreader
The Headline Viewer newsreader aggregates selected RSS and Atom feeds, shown on the left. The feed's articles are at the top, and the article's page is rendered below. For more information, visit www.headlineviewer.com.







Feed Icons
Orange icons are feed subscription identifiers on websites. Either dragging or clicking them subscribes to the feed, and right clicking may reveal the URL that can be copied. An XML icon can be an RSS or Atom feed.
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The orange tags are provided by Meralco in conjunction with partner appliance manufacturers in an effort to, first of all, help the consumer make informed choices, says Tony Valdes, head of the marketing and customer relations office of Meralco.
The bright orange tags, it is hoped, would give the buying public the information they need to ensure that the appliances they buy are within their budgets and are the most economical that they can afford.
The footprints were likely caused by a representative from the assessor's office, who was leaving orange tags in the area.
Along the only road that weaves through the forest lab, a tree with a man-size cavity is decorated with slips of bright pink, blue and orange tags.
Food items with orange tags are a good source of fiber, for example.
Area forests issue $5 orange tags that Christmas tree hunters are required to affix to the butt end of the sawed tree upon harvest.
For example, dark orange tags highlight whole grain foods and yellow tags point out products that are good or excellent sources of protein.
Cod fishermen are occasionally taking fish with white, green or orange tags.
The woodworking machines that were spared the orange tags can often be grouped into work cells, further reducing space requirements and material handling.
excellent or good source of fiber are denoted by orange tags
Food with the dark orange tag for whole grain includes brown rice, oats, barley, quinoa, popcorn, whole wheat bread and whole-grain.