OXITEMS: RSS for news and events

1. Newsfeeds

  • Many of us produce bits of information for consumption in various ways. The commonest way to do this is an RSS newsfeed.
  • You'll recognize a site with news feeds, as they commonly use one of , and . If you hover over them your browser will tell you the URL of the newsfeed.
  • If you click on the icon, you will get the list of items. Sometimes, this is displayed nicely; sometimes it is displayed as a page of markup (in an XML language).
  • Examples: http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ and http://news.bbc.co.uk

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