RSS defined


According to Wikipedia, RSS is “ a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.” Most commonly, the acronym “RSS” stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” Another website defines RSS as, a “reader program listing numerous different channels, each with articles listed as headline-style titles,” saying, “a channel itself is simply a text file stored on a web server, very much like a traditional HTML file.” It goes on to say, “RSS is, in a nutshell, simply a way of ‘marking up’ information, a way to define different parts of text as title, description, link, and so on, so that it can be listed in organized form in a special reader program.” I found this definition made more sense, and was a lot simpler than many others I read.


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