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    Distributing news via RSS

    Over the past couple of days I have spent too long updating an Intranet site with notices relating to network or system maintenance. I want to use an RSS feed that people can subscribe too if they are interested. Does anyone do this and if so what tools do they use. I will need to host these myself and I have no *nix servers so something running of IIS would be preferable.

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    I used to write some feeds for our old website, alas no more replaced by a CMS. I pretty much just used notepad and wrote the feed by hand. As I recall it was just an XML file called feed.xml that was stored in the root of our web server.

    The contents took the format:

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <rss version="2.0"
    <channel>
    <title>name of feed</title>
    <link>link to website</link>
    <description>description of feed contents</description>
    <language>en-us</language>
    <pubDate>Date feed published</pubDate>

    <item>
    <title>title for news item</title>
    <link>link to web version of news item</item>
    <description>The contents, news story or summary</description>
    <item>
    </channel>
    </rss>


    Obviously you can add as many item as you need.

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    I would seriously think about hosting locally one of the reason being if the system is down people won’t be able to see the Feeds. What I have done previously use free external website to host the feeds and give the link in internet Brower and hyper link in website.

    check the link below and let me knw wht u think

    Create, Manage, and Host RSS | MyST Technology Partners, Inc.

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    How about a best of both worlds situation - set up a blog script that can generate RSS feeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    How about a best of both worlds situation - set up a blog script that can generate RSS feeds?
    Wordpress is nice for this.

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    I used to use a Blogger blog and feed and CoffeeCup RSS News Flash - Add Headlines and News to your Website Fast! presentation framework.

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