A pretty good overview from the Times, but has anyone seen RSS spelled “R.S.S.” anywhere else? They’re so proper those Times techies…
R.S.S. may become an invaluable Web tool, but at the moment there are still a few kinks to work out. To add R.S.S. channels, for example, you have to look at Web sites for orange buttons labeled R.S.S. or XML. After you click on the button, you usually have to cut and paste the address of the feed into the reader software. Some reader programs can grab some feeds automatically, but it’s hit or miss. Furthermore, finding new R.S.S. sources takes time.
(And don’t forget, if you want to snag almost any New York Times story from the jaws of the paid archives, just go to the NYT Link Generator and create a permanently free URL for Times content.)
Dennis G. Jerz says
Interesting… R.S.S., but not X.M.L. Is that O.K., or was that a S.N.A.F.U.?