Perhaps the most explosive technological trend over the pasttwo years has been blogging. As a matter of fact, it's beenreported that the number of blogs during that time has grownfrom 100,000 to 4.8 million-with no end to this growth insight. What's the technology that makes blogging tick? The answeris RSS - a format that allows bloggers to offer XML-basedfeeds of their content. It's also the same technologythat's incorporated into the websites of media outlets sothey can offer material (headlines, links, articles, etc.)syndicated by other sites. As the main technology behind this rapidly growing field ofcontent syndication, RSS is constantly evolving to keep pacewith worldwide demand. That's where Developing Feeds withRSS and Atom, 2nd Edition steps in. It provides bloggers,web developers, and programmers with a thorough explanationof syndication in general and the most popular technologiesused to develop feeds. This book not only highlights all the new features of RSS2.0-the most recent RSS specification-but also offerscomplete coverage of its close second in the XML-feed arena,Atom. The book has been exhaustively revised to explain;metadata interpretationthe different forms of content syndication the increasing use of web services how to use popular RSS news aggregators on the marketAfter an introduction that examines Internet contentsyndication in general (its purpose, limitations, andtraditions), this step-by-step guide tackles various RSS andAtom vocabularies, as well as techniques for applyingsyndication to problems beyond news feeds. Mostimportantly, it gives you a firm handle on how to createyour own feeds, and consume or combine other feeds. If you'reinterested in producing your own content feed,Developing Feeds with RSS and Atom is the one book you'llwant in hand.