As wikipedia says, RSS technology is a family of web feed formats used to publish updated works and is codificated in XML. So we can say that the main aim of the RSS technology is to permit users to follow the new things, works… of their favourite web sites. If you want to have this kind of advantages you have to subscribe to a RSS reader, as for example you do with special magazines that after subscribing they send you more things about it.
This format helps the user to organize the content and the information without an explorer, using a software capable of reading this kind of technology. It also permits sharing the information and the data in other web sites or programmes. This action takes the name of : web syndication.
Talking about the name, we can say that RSS is an abreviation of:
- Rich Site Summary
- Really Simple Syndication
- RDF Site Summary
Some explorers use to have RSS readers so this way the user can know about the updatings of that web.
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- Problogger. Retrieved: 17 May 2009 20:45. From http://www.problogger.net/what-is-rss/