rss feed


#1

Anybody knows how to generate or create rss feed? kindly educate me. am not talking about google link oh! I need a practical solution, something you have done before.


#2

Ok let us start like this. RSS feeds is in two ends. The generator end and the consumption end. Just like a webservice. You can dynamically generate an RSS Feed by reading the standard of generating it. RSS is just an XML file but with standard tags in which an aggregator reads.

This is the format for an RSS file/page

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> RSS Title This is an example of an RSS feed http://www.someexamplerssdomain.com/main.html Mon, 06 Sep 2010 00:01:00 +0000 Mon, 06 Sep 2009 16:45:00 +0000 1800
    <item>
            <title>Example entry</title>
            <description>Here is some text containing an interesting description.</description>
            <link>http://www.wikipedia.org/</link>
            <guid>unique string per item</guid>
            <pubDate>Mon, 06 Sep 2009 16:45:00 +0000 </pubDate>
    </item>

The most important part of the RSS is the tag, within it you have the - which will be title of your news - which is the actuall news

the , , , , , are all the define the source where the RSS Feed is coming from

Lastly, if you want to generate a dynamic RSS feed say you want to call the contents form a db using PHP, VB.NET or C#. You can call your page rss.php and put these tags. only that when it get to the dynamic part (i.e. the you do your data repeat there with the tags)

You can also test your newly created RSS Feed with the code i attached to this post.

If you have any challenges just ask me


#3

WOW! Honestly, you have a good knowledge of this RSS, thats great…i already started reading a short note when nobody responded to my question…good you did, i ll update you