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
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
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
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