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Video Tutorial: What Is RSS
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What Is RSS Video Transcript:

Welcome to the tutorial on the explanation of What RSS is.


Simply put, RSS Stands for "Rich Site Summary" or "Really Simple Syndication" and is a format of Xml code used to publish frequesntly updated works in a standardized format.

This benefits readers who can subscribe to timely updates from their favorite websites or to aggregate conent from many sites into a single RSS Reading program.

To understand RSS, we first need to go over a brief overview of XML.

XML is probably the most flexible way to store data in a file. It is widely used on the Internet, and in all kinds of other applications.

Entire books have been written on the subject and language. XML is a markup language very similar to HTML.

It defines how to use tags to describe information in a file.


Now the people who came up with XML made it incredibly flexible, so that it could handle just about any type of data.

As a matter of fact, it is defined in such a generic manor, that XML by itself is of little use.

The problem is that there are almost no tags defined by the XML specification.

In XML you can basically make up what tags you want to use.

You could use things like <mytag> I put my data here </mytag> and <kdhdyeg> I like weird tag names</kdhdyeg>

This is where RSS comes in.

The RSS specification defines what types of data can be included in an RSS feed file, and the tags to use to describe it. RSS defines tags like <mytag>

This is incredibly important because it allows groups of people to format their data in a standard way, so it can be used by many different programs.

FeedForAll creates and generates the XML content and code for your RSS Feeds automatically, so you usually won't have to worry about the specific tags or code. It handles it for you.

This concludes the tutorial on the explanation of what RSS is.


For more tutorials, including how to create RSS Feeds and Podcasts with FeedForAll, please visit our website, www.feedforall.com

 

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