Thursday, November 19, 2009

How the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox?

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?

How the "rss feed" icon works in Firefox?
Firefox looks for a rss url on the page and displays the icon if found.
Reply: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 %26lt;head%26gt; section of the script).

%26lt;link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{YOUR SITE

NAME}" href="{LINK TO YOUR RSS FILE}" /%26gt;

If you simply place the above %26lt;link%26gt; code in the %26lt;head%26gt; area of your

webpage Firefox will display the icon for your site. (Simply change

the information enclosed by { }.)

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