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RSS Overview

Rich Site Summary or RSS is an eXtensible Markup Language (XML)-based format developed by Netscape for channels that are used in the Netscape portal, NetCenter. RSS defines an XML grammar (a set of HTML-like tags) for sharing news. Each RSS text file contains static information about your site and dynamic information about your new stories. All information is surrounded by matching start and end tags.

RSS Sample

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN" "http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-0.91.dtd">
<rss version="0.91">
<channel>
<title>Career Services</title>
<link>http://www.sa.psu.edu/career</link>
<description>Penn State Career Services</description>
<language>en-us</language>
<copyright>Penn State Career Services</copyright>
<managingEditor>Ask-Career-Services@psu.edu</managingEditor>
<image>
<title>Penn State Career Services</title>
<url>http://www.sa.psu.edu/career/cslogo.gif</url>
<link>http://www.sa.psu.edu/career</link>
</image>
<item>
<title>Fall Career Days</title>
<link>http://www.fairs.sa.psu.edu</link>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>

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