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Brett (and others), I've been watching the RSS phenomenon on the sidelines and trying not to get sucked too far into it (because it looks like a lot of fun).
But... If one wanted to set up a very small RSS feed in the simplest possible way, can you recommend how to do it? I understand how to mark up an RSS file (could do a simple one by hand, like I do my HTML). I know there are whole site management tools like Manila, Greymatter, etc., that automate the whole thing. But let's say I make a little 10-item RSS file and update it by hand each week. What is the easiest way to allow anyone to plug that feed into their own pages?
RJO (who really just wants to get one of those neat letters from a lawyer, that's all)
Your obviously have done a bit of research. Ive mentioned a few other sites for this in the past so dont want to stretch the friendship with WMW in publishing links again, but look for places like newsisfree, magportal and synidic8 for guidance on how to use their own parsed feeds on your sites, or scripts which will help you do it yourself.
The other thing i would suggest is to get your RSS file registered with as many services as possible (like the above)- once you know which aggregators are syndicating your RSS file, let people know that they can subscribe to your feed there too.
Dont spend too much time.
It may be illegal soon...
If there is perl installed on the other server, they can use the RSS module to parse and display the file.
Xoc is using a MS tool to pull the rss feed here generate content for his homepage [xoc.net].