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Content Syndication with RSS
By Ben  Hammersley
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2003
ISBN : 0-596-00383-8
Pages : 222

Originally developed by Netscape in 1999, RSS (which can stand for RDF Site Summary, Rich Site Summary, or Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format that allows web developers to describe and syndicate web site content. Content Syndication with RSS offers webloggers, developers, and the programmers who support them a thorough explanation of syndication in general and RSS in particular. Written for web developers who want to offer XML-based feeds of their content, as well as developers who want to use the content that other people are syndicating , the book explores and explains metadata interpretation, different forms of content syndication, and the increasing use of web services in this field. If you're interested in producing your own RSS feed, this step-by-step guide to implementation is the book you'll want in hand.

  Table of Contents
  Reader Reviews
Content Syndication with RSS
By Ben  Hammersley
Publisher : O'Reilly
Pub Date : March 2003
ISBN : 0-596-00383-8
Pages : 222
        Assumptions This Book Makes
        Conventions Used in This Book
        Comments and Questions
      Chapter 1.   Introduction
        Section 1.1.   What Is Content Syndication?
        Section 1.2.   A Short History
        Section 1.3.   Why Syndicate Your Content?
        Section 1.4.   Legal Implications
      Chapter 2.   Content-Syndication Architecture
        Section 2.1.   Information Flow and Other Metaphors
        Section 2.2.   And at the Other End
        Section 2.3.   Structuring the Feed Itself
        Section 2.4.   Serving RSS
      Chapter 3.   The Main Standards
        Section 3.1.   RSS 0.91
        Section 3.2.   RSS 0.92
        Section 3.3.   RSS 2.0
        Section 3.4.   RSS 1.0
      Chapter 4.   RSS 0.91, 0.92, and 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication)
        Section 4.1.   RSS 0.91
        Section 4.2.   RSS 0.92
        Section 4.3.   Creating RSS 0.9x Feeds
        Section 4.4.   Once You Have Created Your Simple RSS Feed
      Chapter 5.   Richer Metadata and RDF
        Section 5.1.   Metadata in RSS 0.9x
        Section 5.2.   Resource Description Framework
        Section 5.3.   RDF in XML
      Chapter 6.   RSS 1.0 (RDF Site Summary)
        Section 6.1.   Walking Through an RSS 1.0 document
        Section 6.2.   The Specification in Detail
        Section 6.3.   Creating RSS 1.0 Feeds
      Chapter 7.   RSS 1.0 Modules
        Section 7.1.   Module Status
      Chapter 8.   RSS 2.0 (Simply Extensible)
        Section 8.1.   The Specification in Detail
        Section 8.2.   Module Support Within RSS 2.0
        Section 8.3.   Producing RSS 2.0 with Blogging Tools
      Chapter 9.   Using Feeds
        Section 9.1.   Using RSS Feeds Inside Another Site
        Section 9.2.   Other Outputs and Selective Parsing
      Chapter 10.   Directories, Web Aggregators, and Desktop Readers
        Section 10.1.   Directories: Introducing Syndic8
        Section 10.2.   Web Aggregators: Introducing Meerkat
        Section 10.3.   Desktop Readers
      Chapter 11.   Developing New Modules
        Section 11.1.   Namespaces and Modules with RSS 2.0
        Section 11.2.   Case Study: mod_Book
        Section 11.3.   Extending Your Desktop Reader
        Section 11.4.   Introducing AmphetaDesk
      Chapter 12.   Publish and Subscribe
        Section 12.1.   Introducing Publish and Subscribe
        Section 12.2.   Rolling Your Own: LinkPimp PubSub
        Section 12.3.
      Appendix A.   The XML You Need for RSS
        Section A.1.   What Is XML?
        Section A.2.   Anatomy of an XML Document
        Section A.3.   Tools for Processing XML
      Appendix B.   Useful Sites and Software
        Section B.1.   Specification Documents
        Section B.2.   Mailing Lists
        Section B.3.   Validators
        Section B.4.   Desktop Readers