[permaculture] BBC NEWS | Technology | Geekspeak still baffles web users

Lawrence F. London, Jr. lfl at intrex.net
Sat Oct 7 02:18:37 EDT 2006

neshura wrote:

> Creating RSS feeds: http://www.xul.fr/en-xml-rss.html (from wikipedia)
> Not much more complicated than just creating and updating a .xml file
> somewhere on the web. Virtually everyone uses a tool, rather than
> updating the .xml with new links by hand, since it would just be silly
> to edit an RSS feed manually. The "feed" part of the name is
> misleading -- the word implies an additional level of complication or
> automation that isn't there. http://www.foo.com/bar.xml is just a URL
> fetched by a browser the same way that /bar.html is fetched, over the

So do I need an RSS editor, .xml or .html editor? I hand code all my Website pages using a
ascii text editor. Or is any manual editing needed?

> HTTP protocol -- the difference is that since it is delivering mostly
> pure data, with layout information only rarely specified, it can be
> quite dull to view the xml items (aka "feed items") in your browser --
> much more interesting to view it in something like bloglines or the
> google personalized home page.
> Since podcasting is just RSS that delivers a link to a binary (audio)
> file rather than a link to an HTML page, there's no additional web
> knowledge required to become a podcaster. Rather, one needs to learn
> the tricks of an entirely different sphere, recorded audio, with which
> I am wholly unfamiliar myself.
> As always, the wikipedia entries can acquaint one with more
> information on RSS or podcasting with relative ease. I myself use
> Blogger to automatically generate an RSS feed for blog entries.

.... just created 2 new Blogger blogs:

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I added RSS feeds to both of these using Blogger's utility.
Now to find a news reader.

Lawrence F. London, Jr.
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