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RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading. RSS is a better way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes to multiple websites are handled easily, and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.

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Question: How to define image element in RSS?


Answer: Using <image> child element we can display an image when aggregators presents a RSS feed.
To define <image> element tag you have to use these three child elements.
1.<url>: This is used to define the URL of image.
2.<title>: This is use to define the text to display if an image could not be shown.
3.<link>: This is used to define the hyperlink to the website that offers the channel.
Example:I have given you example which show you how to define the < Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: What is automated RSS?


Answer: We use automated RSS when we don't want to update our RSS feed ourself. There are many tools and services are available that are used to create automated RSS.Some tools are:

MyRSSCreator: This tool offers an automated, reliable RSS service in just 10 minutes.
FeedFire: This tools offers a free creation and distribution of RSS feeds.

some services are:
Blogger
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Question: Why we use pubDate, source and title element in RSS?


Answer: We use also <pubdate>, <source> and <title> elements with in <item> child element.
Where as,
<pubDate> element is used to define the last publication date of an item.
<source> element is used to define the third-party source of an item.
<title> element is used to define the title of an item.
In above elements <pubDate> and <source> are optional where as <title> is compulsory when we define RSS document. Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: How to define item element in RSS?


Answer: We use each <item> element in RSS to define an article.
To define an <item> element you must have to use these three child element.
1.<title>: This is used to define the title of item.
2.<link>: This is use to define the hyperlink to the item.
3.<description>: This is use to describe an item.
Example:This example explain how to use <item> element in RSS.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<rss version="2.0">
<ch Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: What the role of publish in RSS feed?



Answer: Suppose that you made an RSS document and not publish them.Than their is no mean of this RSS document because other people can't reach that document. So, you have to publish RSS document to make this document reachable by other people.I have given you some steps that explain you how to upload an RSS document.Step1: Your RSS file should have .xml extension.Step2: You should validate your RSS file using an validator.Step3: Now, you upload an RSS file into your web directory on your web server. Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: Why we use RSS Reader?



Answer: We use RSS Reader to read RSS Feeds.Their are many RSS Reader are available for different devices and Operating System.
Their are many RSS Reader are available.
NewsGator Online
RssReader
FeedDemon
Blogbot Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: Give us RSS version which is much easier to understand?

Answer: RSS 0.91 and RSS 2.0 are two version of RSS which are much easier to understand than RSS 1.0. Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: How to define enclosure element in RSS?


Answer: Using <enclosure> element we can include an media file with an item.
To define <enclosure> element in RSS you have required to define thes three elements.
1.url: This is use to define URL of media file.
2.length: Using this we define the lenth of media file in bytes.
3.type: This is use to define the type of media file.
Example: This show you how to use <encloser> element in RSS.
<enclosure url="http://www.r4r.co.in/rss/mediafile.mp3"
length="4500" type= Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: How to define category element in RSS?


Answer: In RSS we use <category> child element to define category for your RSS feed.
Using <category> element RSS aggregator can grouped the web sites on the base of category.
Example:
I show you how to define <category> element in RSS document.
Example:
<category>Web Designing</category>

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Question: How to define copyright element in RSS?


Answer: Using <copyright> we can notify about our copyrighted data.
Example: I have shown you how to use copyright element.
<copyright>All rights reserved by R4R</copyright>

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Question: How to define language element in RSS?


Answer: Using <language> child element we can define which language we used in our RSS document.
I also helps the RSS aggregators to make group of sites that are based on language.
Example: I have given you example how to define an language child element.
<language>en-uk</language>

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Question: WHat do you mean by RSS?


Answer: RSS stand for Really Simple Syndication.
Basic definition of RSS is that Simply RSS is a method which use XML to distribute web of one web site to many other web sites.
I have given you some other main points regarding RSS.
1. Using RSS we can perform fast browsing for news and also use to update them.
2. Using RSS we can syndicate our site content
3. RSS gives us an easy way to share and view headlines and content.
4. RSS files can be updated automatically.
5. Using RSS Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: How to use comments element in RSS?


Answer: Using <comments> child element we can link an item with comment.
Example: This explain you how to use <comments> element in RSS.
<comments>http://www.r4r.co.in/comments</comments>

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Question: Tell me history of RSS?

Answer: I have given you history of RSS in brief.Their are many versions of RSS has been released.
In 1997 Dave Winter develop scripting news.This is first born of RSS.
In 1999 Netscape develops RSS 0.90(simply XML with an RDF Header).
In 1999 Dave Winer at UserLand develops scriptingNews 2.0b1(It has also Netscape's RSS 0.90 features)
In 1999 Netscape has develops RSS 0.91.(This RSS version has no RDF header but it has other most important features from scriptingNews 2.0b1.
In 1999 U Source: CoolInterview.com
Question: How to define an author element in RSS?

Answer: Using <author> child element in RSS we can define the E-mail address of author of an item.
Example:Example explains how to use <author> element.
<author>tom@refsnesdata.no</author>

But it has a drawback also some developers doesn't like to use <author> element when they want to prevent spam E-mails. Source: CoolInterview.com

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