This book is about RSS, the massively popular content-syndication technology. From distributing headlines across web sites and delivering complete content to specialist applications, to providing the building blocks of the Semantic Web, RSS is one of the Internet's fastest growing technologies.

There are over one million RSS feeds available across the Web; this book shows you how to read them and how to create your own. This book covers:

  • RSS 0.91, 0.92, 1.0, and 2.0 in detail

  • How to create and parse feeds

  • Extending RSS through modules

  • RDF and the Semantic Web

  • Web-based aggregators

  • Desktop readers

  • Publish and Subscribe