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Make my RSS look like everyone else's?
I always notice the same (formatting) on big known sites

 4:32 pm on May 4, 2007 (gmt 0)

Basically I want my rss feed to look like the same as the feeds for big sites like digg.com or cnn.com : [digg.com...] [rss.cnn.com...] How is it that they all follow the same format(they look the same). Is this a css style sheet? If so how can I get the same one? I've checked on google and can't find anything. I've tried checking the source of the file and didn't find any hint to what they were using. If anyone knows anything about this help would be greatly appreciated.



 1:49 pm on May 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

The structure of RSS is based on the published specification for it.

Here is the specification that Dave Winer wrote for RSS 2.0:


 8:44 am on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld terrorizer.

It depends on the browser or feed reader you're using as to how they display. For example, all feeds look the same to me in Opera, but I know that FireFox and IE can also display feeds with their own XML stylesheets. You can write your own stylesheets or use the ones provided by services like FeedBurner that will display feeds like a webpage in your browser.

A lot of people seem to forget that an XML feeds can be read in a number of applications. Making an XML feed look pretty in a browser is a low priority for most. Heavy consumers of RSS will have their own apps to read your feed and never see all of your styling anyway.


 12:29 pm on May 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

thanks alot i didn't know that it was different on each browser. thanks both for your help

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