This book was written with two somewhat interrelated groups in mind:
Web developers and web site authors
This book should be read by all web developers who want to share their site with others by offering RSS-based feeds of their content. This group includes everyone from bloggers and amateur journalists , to those running large-budget, multiuser sites. From multinational news organizations to neighborhood sports groups, the use of RSS can extend the reach, power, and utility of your product this book shows you how.
This book is also for developers who want to use the content that other people are syndicating . This group includes everyone from fan-site developerss wanting the latest gaming news, or intranet builders needing up-to-date financial information on the corporate Web, to developers looking to incorporate news feeds into artificially intelligent systems or build data-sharing applications across platforms. For you, this book delves into the interpretation of metadata, different forms of content syndication, and the increasing use of web services technology in this field.