Welcome to the latest news from FeedForAll!
October is the month of beta testing. Beta testers
help provide feedback and shape the direction of
the application by providing suggestions for enhancements
and usability. Beta testers also let us know if
they encounter any errors in normal program use.
A beta version means that the product is stable,
but does not yet contain all the features planned
for the final release, nor does it contain all the
documentation. The purpose of the beta version is
to get feedback from users about the way the product
works (general look and feel), and to get feedback
concerning the features that are included (or should
be included) in a final release.
FeedForAll Beta Release!
The first beta release for FeedForAll version
2.0, is now available. This beta release consists
of some major work behind the scenes, making FeedForAll
Unicode, UTF-8, and RSS Namespace compatible. What
this means in non-geek speak, is that FeedForAll
2.0 can be used to maintain RSS feeds in any language.
It also now supports all RSS 2.0 namesspace extensions,
FeedForAll Mac Beta Release!
We are pleased to announce the second beta
release of FeedForAll Mac. The following new features
in the FeedForAll Mac beta release:
* Extensions (XML Namespaces) have been completely
redone and iTunes® is now fully supported;
* Capabilities to allow browsing directories and
files on the remote FTP server in FTP upload;
* The WYSIWYG window has been slightly modified,
as well as adding format alignment features
FeedForDev Beta Release
We are pleased to announce the FeedForDev Beta.
FeedForDev VCL Control and ActiveX components are
for developers and make it easy for software developers
to communicate with users from within their software
A new version of the free rss2html.php script
has been made available. The new script that displays
RSS feeds as html, can optionally use curl instead
of fopen. The new version's scripting change addresses
security concerns that some web hosting providers
had expressed. Details on rss2html.php v2.7 can
be found at: http://www.feedforall.com/free-php-script.htm
Ego Searches & RSS
Ego searches are free and simple searches designed
to monitor blogs and news portals for mentions of
your company, product, competitors or other specific
keywords. Conducting ego searches not only allows
you to stay informed, but also allows you to maintain
a strategic advantage over competing companies.
The Copyright Debate & RSS
RSS is commonly defined as really simple syndication.
So, this means that any material contained in a
feed is available for syndication, right? Well no,
not exactly. It means that the content contained
in an RSS feed is in a format that is syndication
friendly, if the copyright holder allows for syndication.
As RSS gains momentum, security fears loom large.
As publishers are quickly finding innovative uses
for RSS feeds, hackers are taking notice. The power
and extendibility of RSS in its simplest form is
also its achilles heel. The expansion capabilities
of the RSS specification, specifically the "enclosure"
field which has launched the podcasting phenomenon,
is where the vulnerabilities lie. The enclosure
field in itself is not the problem, in fact the
majority of RSS feeds do not even use the enclosure
tag. The enclosure tag is essentially used to link
to file types, things like images, word documents,
mp3 files, power point presentations, executables
and can be thought of in similar terms to email
We'd like to thank you for your continued support.
It is through customer support and your suggestions
that we've been able to continually improve the
NotePage product line.
Thank you for your continued support!