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beatnic at comcast.net
Mon Sep 27 23:09:33 CDT 2004
Thanks, looks like I will have to plug in to another data stream.
Sidhartha would be amused.
Robert E.Seastrom wrote:
>Alex Fraser <beatnic at comcast.net> writes:
>>I saw the term RSS aggregator at the NOAA site. Could you elaborate
>>on the technology?
>Might be worthy of a presentation and demo at the library if there's
>The 100k ft overview is that RSS is an XML-based way of exporting news
>headlines (or logfile snippets or events or whatever you like) from a
>web site or process, along with possibly a snippet of the story, the
>whole story itself, possibly small pictures or links. Blogs (stuff
>like Livejournal) and news outlets provide RSS feeds (an XML file that
>is updated periodically that can be snagged off a web server via
>An RSS aggregator is a piece of software that you run on your desktop
>machine that goes off and grabs RSS feeds from a multitude of sources,
>and presents them in an easily browseable format, keeping track of
>what you've already read.
>Recommended RSS aggregators for Windows: SharpReader (freeware),
>Recommended RSS aggregator for Mac: NetNewsWire.
>Joe-bob says check it out.
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