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Q: how the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: how the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox
Category: Computers
Asked by: oppedahl-ga
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Posted: 19 Dec 2005 08:36 PST
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Question ID: 607442
how does firefox know that a web site has an rss feed, so that firefox
will display the "rss feed" icon for that web site?
Subject: Re: how the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox
Answered By: palitoy-ga on 19 Dec 2005 09:29 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello oppedahl-ga,

Thank-you for your question.

Firefox knows that a website has an RSS feed by detecting a piece of
code in the script of the site.  The way this works is very similar to
how a search engine knows what the site is about (by looking at
specific tags in the <head> section of the script).

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{YOUR SITE

If you simply place the above <link> code in the <head> area of your
webpage Firefox will display the icon for your site.  (Simply change
the information enclosed by { }.)

If you have any further questions on this subject please do not
hesitate to ask for clarification.

Useful Links:
oppedahl-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thank you for a prompt response, and for the links to places with more information.

Subject: Re: how the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox
From: superthaix-ga on 21 Dec 2005 14:33 PST
RSS Feed links in Firefox can be thought of as "variable bookmarks".
Because the bookmarks can change and link you to the latest
information that the provider publishes.

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