I love the way FireFox automatically shows the little orange button to indicate that an RSS feed is available from a web page I visit. Is there anything comparable for Internet Explorer? An alert or something that automatically displays? I use Bloglines Toolkit but what I want is a visual alert.
posted by garyduke
on Apr 28, 2005 -
I have an old Handspring Deluxe. While it doesn't seem at all deluxe these days, it does most of what I ask of it. One bit still baffles me though. I want to take my RSS feeds on the road with it.
Here's how I envision this working. I have a Bloglines account. Since I doubt this will be able to directly provide content for my Palm OS device, I'll take the OPML file and pull it into some locally installed aggregator software. Then when I hotsync, my handheld will pull down unread articles.
I don't really care if it categorizes articles, though that would be nice. I don't want the hotsync to mark transferred articles as read.
Can this be done? How?
posted by kc0dxh
on Apr 22, 2005 -
Can anyone suggest good PHP books or existing scripts that can help me successfully parse RSS 1.0, 2.0 and Atom 0.3 feeds, then save them to a MySQL database? [more inside]
posted by jeanmari
on Mar 28, 2005 -
I know there have been several RSS-related questions, but I couldn't find the answer to the specific scenario I'm looking for. I want to combine several of my published RSS feeds into a single combined RSS feed. [more inside]
posted by pzarquon
on Mar 23, 2005 -
Bloglines lets you see who is publicly subscribing to your RSS feed. But can you also find out who your current subscribers are with Feedster, MyYahoo, MyMSN and Newsgator?
posted by timyang
on Mar 21, 2005 -
anyone else having difficulty getting into bloglines at the moment? Nothing seems to be there right now. Is this the result of being taken over by the load of idjuts at AskJeeves?
posted by juniorbonner
on Mar 12, 2005 -
A friend wants to include headlines from my website
on his site
. Is there a simple way for him to publish headlines as links using my RSS feed, preferably without the branding of a third party service? [more inside]
posted by neuroshred
on Feb 17, 2005 -
I've finally started to "get" RSS feeds and I'm now reading a lot of stuff through an aggregator. What are the coolest uses for RSS feeds out there? I'm looking for information that isn't just "newest posts" on a blog, or NYT headlines, but something more along the lines of rssweather.com
or Netflix's RSS feeds
. What are the most outside-the-box uses of syndication?
posted by Plutor
on Feb 14, 2005 -
After installing an .htaccess file to prevent direct image-linking, one of my readers pointed out that the alternate replacement image I specified was showing up in my Bloglines feed. Are there other popular web-based aggregators I should grant permission to in my .htaccess file? And does an .htaccess file prevent images from showing up in software-based RSS readers, or just web-based?
posted by Robot Johnny
on Jan 27, 2005 -
Say I need to demonstrate RSS on a computer that is not online. I create an xml file on my hard drive that contains the item 'headlines' and the urls they should lead to. I point firefox to that file as a 'live bookmark' and FeedReader to that file as a feed, but neither of them will show the headlines I created in the heading sidebar. Why not? How can I create my own 'feed' and demonstrate it without actually having that xml file on another computer?
posted by bingo
on Jan 17, 2005 -
I am having a bit of trouble using RSS on Firefox. Whenever I click on one of the little orange RSS boxes, I am taken to a page which states, at the top, "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below." followed by a code listing that I presume is the document tree mentioned above. Am I supposed to do something with that?
I suspect there is a real simple answer to this that will make me look like a dork, but I can cope with that if it results in figuring this out.
posted by John Smallberries
on Jan 16, 2005 -
I'm completely ignorant here. What's a good program for receiving/reading XML feeds? (Not even sure that I want/need to do this, but I feel like trying it out. Like I said, I don't know what I'm doing.) [more inside]
posted by MrAnonymous
on Oct 29, 2004 -
What's the difference between podcasting and mp3blogging?
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 25, 2004 -
I am looking for a good server side rss aggregator that will give results in a very simple manner for mobile devices. I would use bloglines but their interface is a mess of frames and things. I'm looking for a few, maybe 10, feeds presented in flat text. MySQL is ok if required.
posted by rhyax
on Oct 7, 2004 -
Is there a web site (or an RSS feed) where I can view all the stories - including local/regional bits - that go out on the AP Wire or similar?
posted by junkbox
on Sep 29, 2004 -
I was attempting to use Jeffrey Veen's "Easiest Way to Publish del.icio.us Links on Your Site" and evidently it isn' t easy enough for me. It states:
"Now visit http://www.feedroll.com/rssviewer/. Enter your RSS address from the previous step into the text field and click 'Udpate.' Soon, you will see your links in a list on that page."
But when I get to that page, I don't see where I can enter my address. The drop down box already has preselected sites. Am I missing something?
posted by justgary
on Sep 27, 2004 -
I love the RSS feature of MyYahoo. I love it so much I want to find something like it, only better. More inside... [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Sep 14, 2004 -
What is the easiest way of using my Audioscrobbler RDF feed of my last ten played songs to keep an automated recent listening TypeList on my TypePad weblog?
posted by nthdegx
on Sep 7, 2004 -
What should be done (if anything) about a site that is capitalizing on my site's distinctive name and search engine ranking to popularize itself in a way that is totally unrelated to my site?
I run an RSS feed directory with a distinctive name, reasonably good content, and a decent rank in various search engines. Last night a "watch" application told me that 2 new sites now contain my site's domain name in their URLs.
I took a look at both of these sites, and they are simply embedding my domain name in their URLs so that they have a chance of matching on searches for the name. The actual pages are throwaway filler (as is the entire site).
I'm flattered and insulted.
My site's name is not a trademark (perhaps it should be), and I don't want to draw artificial attention to it by posting a link, and I certainly don't want to link to the offending sites.
Has anyone else had something like this happen to them? What can be done?
posted by jeffbarr
on Aug 25, 2004 -
Which somewhat mature, moderately used RSS readers are under the most active development? [more inside]
posted by effugas
on Aug 11, 2004 -
RSS Feeds: Why?
I like the idea
of feeds, but I haven't found any partcular benefit to them over, say, just visiting their respective websites. Which feeds do you find to be most rewarding -- in and of themselves? And what makes them such a big deal, anyway?
posted by *burp*
on Jun 25, 2004 -
Can anyone recommend something which will monitor web pages and then post changes into an RSS feed. I've tried using things like MyRSS but they don't seem to work very well on pages were the content is non-linear. A Google search offers some results but it would be lovely to know about the good ones.
posted by feelinglistless
on Jun 13, 2004 -
Does anyone know of a free service like Google News alerts, only for Usenet? Filtering in newsreaders won't do: I need alerts from across all available groups; I can't very well subscribe to 40,000 newsgroups and then filter on the client side. If the results came in RSS form, that would be fine, too. Right now, my best option seems to be to save searches at Google Groups to a browser bookmark group.
posted by Mo Nickels
on Jun 3, 2004 -
Which, if any, RSS aggregators can take items from multiple feeds and display them in reverse-chronological order, interfiling items from different feeds? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate
on May 21, 2004 -
Looking for rss aggregation tools that can be used to publish an aggregated weblog. I've found Planet Planet
, does anyone have any other suggestions?
posted by will
on May 9, 2004 -
my partner's weblog's RSS feed is being republished on a Live Journal users friends page, without permission. is it right that your blog can be aggregated and published on another site without permission? have LJ automated copyright theft?
posted by quarsan
on May 5, 2004 -
Make-Your-Own-"Morning Edition": Are there any RSS readers or services that deal exclusively with audio news and audio blogs? I'd love to be able to scan headlines and drag/drop audio links from NPR and other places into a playlist.
posted by PrinceValium
on May 4, 2004 -
What's a good standalone (not web- or browser-based) rss feed reader for WinXP?
posted by signal
on Apr 26, 2004 -
Anyone know of a good, reliable (free) RSS feed for Weblog Keyword Search? Technorati
seemed like the most likely candidate, but they don't currently export keyword searches to RSS. I've found a couple others that do, including Feedster
(a bit slow) and I thought that Blogines
might do this, but they say they don't currently export keyword searches.
What I'm looking for is something as groovy and reliable as Yahoo News Search RSS (example keyword Metafilter
) - but searching Weblogs, not the news. Any/all suggestions welcome - I'd rather not resort to page-scraping. [more inside]
posted by kokogiak
on Apr 7, 2004 -
I don't understand RSS, and even less so, Atom. Can anyone provide a simple layman's explanation of them? [more inside]
posted by swank6
on Mar 29, 2004 -
Does anyone have links to some half decent RSS feeds, specifically for the Entertainment and Media sector? [More inside] [more inside]
posted by MintSauce
on Jan 21, 2004 -
I'm looking for a free browser based RSS Aggregator, any thoughts?
posted by mhaw
on Jan 12, 2004 -
I'm looking for a RSS Aggregator to use on WinXP. I'd prefer one that has its own front-end instead of using a browser. Basically something that works like a Newsreader or e-mail program. Free would be good. Any recommendations? Thanks. [more inside]
posted by EatenByAGrue
on Jan 8, 2004 -
I'm well and truly sick of hand-coding my website, and so it's about time I got myself some sort of blogging application. Because I'm a contrary type, though, I'd quite like to have a go at building it myself. What do you think - is there any point at all in my trying this? If there is, should I do it using PHP to edit an RSS file? And what features would you include if you were starting from scratch?
posted by calico
on Dec 9, 2003 -