What is RSS?RSS is the short name for RDF Site Summary (RDF is the short name for Resource Description Framework).
RSS is a XML format to describe news displayed in a website. The main difference between RSS format and HTML webpages is that there are no formatting tags in RSS. The XML code contains only the brute data of the news.
Some websites provide RSS pages of their most recent news. RSS files are used by news aggregator to extract news from websites and then display them in their own personal style.
RSS services are often signaled in websites with a icon, just like on the MyNews website (near the News menu).
RSS versionsThere are several versions of the RSS format. We can devide them in two: 1.0 and 2.0. There are some significative improvements in version 2.0. That's why the MyNews website is providing RSS services in this format.
RSS and MyNews templatesStarting from the release 1.1b2 of MN perl module, you can now use RSS urls for MyNews templates instead of HTML urls. MyNews handles correctly RSS 2.0 and can also be used with older versions of RSS.
MN 1.1b2 requires XML::RSS::Parser perl module to be installed.