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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, Atom syndication format and newsreader.

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.



Feed Icons
Orange icons are feed identifiers on websites. Either dragging or clicking them subscribes to the feed, and right clicking may reveal the URL that can be copied. The icon on top is RSS, and an XML icon can be RSS or Atom.
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The Atom Syndication Format is available online at http://rfc.net/rfc4287.html.
Web Content Syndication Web Content Syndication * Make web content available in a format that enables end-users to use a website's data in another context Source: Wikipedia * An alternate delivery channel * "Web feed" is a list of items _Headline, link, publishing date, & description * XML-based format Web Syndication Formats Web Syndication Formats * Two major XML-based formats * RSS: "Really Simple Syndication" _Several incompatible formats 0.91, 0.9, 1.0, 2.0 * Atom is a alternate format * Most tools understand both major formats * Look for orange icons on web pages Scenario Scenario * Notify audience when new content is available * Email newsletters?