Create Your Rich Site Summary File

In this section:

Tips:
If you created a channel based on RSS 0.9, the previous version of RSS, your channel will continue to work as normal in My Netscape Network. However, Netscape recommends upgrading your RSS 0.9 channels to RSS 0.91, to take advantage of its new features.

In particular, the international language and encoding support in RSS 0.91 enables My Netscape users to view channel content in their native languages.

Once you’ve decided on the content that you want to provide in your channel, the next step is to create an Rich Site Summary (RSS) file that describes your content and its format in a way that can be understood by My Netscape Network. When you’ve finished writing your RSS 0.91 file, Netscape recommends that you name your file using the .xml suffix, unless you are generating your file dynamically using a .cgi or other program. However, you can name your file using any suffix you choose.
RSS 0.91 Tags and Syntax This section describes the tags and syntax of RSS 0.91, the most current version of the RSS format.

RSS 0.91 is a simple markup language that is based on the W3C standard Extensible Markup Language (XML). To create your RSS file, you mark up your channel content using RSS tags — in much the same way as you would mark up web-page content with HTML tags.

Your RSS file must use the RSS tags properly and also have the correct structure — Figure 2 illustrates the header tags required in an RSS file and the proper nesting sequence of tags. When registered with My Netscape Network, the RSS 0.91 file shown in Figure 2 produces the channel that is shown in Figure 1.

Leave a Comment