At the moment we provide a rubbish RSS service to our website users. and we want to improve it 200%.
The XML is not validated to any standard, its url is not picked up in Windows Live, or Google Toolbars. I think this is due the it being invalid and maybe the way we call the rss.
We do it like this at the moment...
Would it be better if presented like this and it was an actuall file sitting on the server
Apart from us having to get our feed to be valid do you think that dynamically calling the RSS is better than their actually be a rss file sitting on the server? Does the URL make a difference?
Also, Iím wondering if there are any specific pros and cons to providing RSS feeds to users that I should watch out for. Does adding XSL styling change anything? Does adding meta page tags help search engines/readers locate your feeds?
<link href="http://#*$!.com/topic/rss/rss.xml" rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Site name ¦ topic" />
Not done much on RSS before so if any one has a perl of knowledge or can point me to a resource that can help I would be most grateful!
cheers in advance