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					Web Syndication

     Presented by:
  Gani Dragusha
           Web Syndication
               Overview
What is Web Syndication?

What is RSS?
  • History of RSS
  • Advantages / Disadvantages
  • RSS New Features
                Web Syndication?
•   A section of a website that is
    available for other websites
    to use it.


•   It refers also as Web “feeds”
    (list of information)


•   It works by using “RSS”
                     Web Syndication
                       What is RSS?
   RSS refers to:
    - Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
    - Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)
    -   some people call it Real Slim Shady 


   A new web technology that automatically
    updates your news reader with information
    (feeds)
                 Web Syndication
                  What is RSS?
    Almost every news website offer RSS feeds.
     RSS Feeds are identified by these images:



   You can also get feeds for web
    blogs, bookmarks, calendars, etc.


   Protocol of XML file format
                  Web Syndication
                  History of RSS
Year   VERSIONS    OWNED BY    DESCRIPTION

                               - My.Netscape.com was launched
          0.90                   using RSS 0.90
1999                Netscape
          0.91                 - Few months later released new
                                 version
                               -Released their first version
          0.91
                               -Created confusions since
2000                UserLand
                                Netscape’s version was called 0.91
          0.92
                               -So they updated and called it 0.92
                  Web Syndication
                History of RSS
Year   VERSIONS    OWNED BY     DESCRIPTION
                                - Very different from previous
                    RSS-DEV     versions of RSS
2000      1.0       Working
                     Group      - Not capable with the other
                                version


2002      2.0       UserLand    - Migration from versions 0.9x


                                User Land Software transferred
                     Harvard    Ownership to Berkman Center
2003      2.0
                   Law School   for Internet & Society at Harvard
                                Law School.
                 Web Syndication
                    RSS Code
Here is an example of RSS 2.0 feed
             Web Syndication
           Advantages of RSS
   Time Saving

   You're in control

   Your own personalized page

   No Advertisements

   Free
                Web Syndication
          Disadvantages of RSS
   Updates every 1 hour


   When you get new feeds,
    you will lose the old ones.


   Hard to know your web feed statistics


   You must know XML & JavaScript
               Web Syndication
            New RSS Features
   Broadcasting
    - listen audio files
    - watch video clips

   Images
    Flicker is a software
    that allows to share
    pictures using RSS
    feeds.
               Web Syndication
                 SOURCES

   Wikipedia (www.en.wikipedia.com)
   Answers (www.answers.com)
   MNOT (www.mnot.net)
   RSS Specifications (www.ss-specifications.com)
   XML (www.xml.com)

				
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