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I'm completely new to creating RSS. I've been developing in XHTML/CSS for a few years now, so I'm not completely oblivious.
I want to be able to create a feed that scans an image gallery and adds the images to a feed. I also want the user to be able to add meta data that will pin point the location of the photo (geoRSS).
Any ideas on how to do either?
For photos you'd just put the image URL into the RSS like this:
<img src="URL" alt="alt text" align="right" />
GeoRSS [georss.org] isn't something I've used before in my feeds, but it doesn't look too difficult. You add your latitude and longitude like this:
<georss:point>34.6861553192139 135.526142120361 </georss:point>
I came across a neat GeoRSS editor [geotwitter.net]. It's an online application and you can generate a GeoRSS feed by pointing and clicking on a map.
That's a fantastic start, but I don't even know how to setup an RSS feed! :(
I know it's an XML file, but how do you get it to automatically add content? For example, a user submits a new photo with his/her geographical location. How do I get the XML file to automatically update with the .jpg file and the <georss:point> meta data?
The RSS spec [rssboard.org] is fairly simple. It's an XML dialect, so if you're familiar with web coding it won't be too difficult to grasp.