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May 29, 2004 2:09:11 AM

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Hi there!

A bit of news from the UnrealTower front. I've added two RSS feeds. The
least useful of the two is a news feed[1] - it just shows you the news from
UnrealTower in case you're interested.

The second feed is more on-topic for this group: the FAQ feed[2]. It
displays the latest eight additions to the FAQs of
alt.games.unreal.tournament and alt.games.unreal.tournament2003
combined. That means everybody now can actually follow what I'm doing
there ;-)

MeltDown

[1] http://www.unrealtower.org/rss
[2] http://www.unrealtower.org/faqrss
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Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:33:16 PM

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MeltDown <meltdownUSE@YOURunrealtower.imagination.org> Blessed us
with news:slrncbf73t.rfm.meltdownUSE@sybren.thirdtower.com:

> Hi there!
>
> A bit of news from the UnrealTower front. I've added two RSS
> feeds. The least useful of the two is a news feed[1] - it just
> shows you the news from UnrealTower in case you're interested.
>
> The second feed is more on-topic for this group: the FAQ
> feed[2]. It displays the latest eight additions to the FAQs of
> alt.games.unreal.tournament and alt.games.unreal.tournament2003
> combined. That means everybody now can actually follow what I'm
> doing there ;-)
>
> MeltDown
>
> [1] http://www.unrealtower.org/rss [2]
> http://www.unrealtower.org/faqrss

What the heck is an RSS feed? When I go to these two URL's with
IE I see some text embedded in what looks to be HTML code. The
text is the same that you have typed in your message here. I'm
probably not seeing it correctly with Internut Expeller though.

--
J

"Best?? Only a fool will assume they're the best."

Mr.K

For questions you may have concerning UT, UT2003,
or UT2004.
http://www.unrealtower.org/faq
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:33:17 PM

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"JHall" <jhall@playmlec.net> wrote in message
news:Xns94F86C2DA1EEuppariscopeDiveDive.@199.171.54.213...
>
> What the heck is an RSS feed? When I go to these two URL's with
> IE I see some text embedded in what looks to be HTML code. The
> text is the same that you have typed in your message here. I'm
> probably not seeing it correctly with Internut Expeller though.
>
> --
> J
>


no, if IE won't display it properly, nothing will ;op

seriously though, IE in windows and mozilla in linux both display it the
same way. the rss feed just shows the page with the code on it. I would
imagine that you need some special rss news program to get that information.
If not, the code is screwed up.

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May 29, 2004 7:33:18 PM

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"Margolis" <someone@somewhere.org> wrote in message
news:10bhcn1nv0pf342@corp.supernews.com...
>
> "JHall" <jhall@playmlec.net> wrote in message
> news:Xns94F86C2DA1EEuppariscopeDiveDive.@199.171.54.213...
> >
> > What the heck is an RSS feed? When I go to these two URL's with
> > IE I see some text embedded in what looks to be HTML code. The
> > text is the same that you have typed in your message here. I'm
> > probably not seeing it correctly with Internut Expeller though.
> >
> > --
> > J
> >
>
>
> no, if IE won't display it properly, nothing will ;op
>
> seriously though, IE in windows and mozilla in linux both display it the
> same way. the rss feed just shows the page with the code on it. I would
> imagine that you need some special rss news program to get that
information.
> If not, the code is screwed up.
>
> --
>
> Margolis
>
http://web.archive.org/web/20030215212142/http://www.ag...
> http://www.unrealtower.org/faq
>
>

You don't view an RSS feed with a web browser, on any platform.
You use an RSS news feed program, or you have a webpage "feeding" the
contents.
Most wesite based on PHP or PHPNuke have a news feed section under your
account settings.
If you put the link in the feed link field, it shows a list of links to
stories from the feed loaction on your account page.

>
>
Anonymous
May 29, 2004 7:33:19 PM

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"Spinner" <spinner@web.cor> wrote in message
news:3N3uc.2617$eP.2527@lakeread01...
>
>
> You don't view an RSS feed with a web browser, on any platform.
> You use an RSS news feed program, or you have a webpage "feeding" the
> contents.
> Most wesite based on PHP or PHPNuke have a news feed section under your
> account settings.
> If you put the link in the feed link field, it shows a list of links to
> stories from the feed loaction on your account page.
>
>


thanks for that info. I kinda figured that out after googling it and also
clicking the link that Andrew posted. But anytime someone wants to expain
things it is still appreciated ;o)

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http://www.unrealtower.org/faq
May 29, 2004 8:49:19 PM

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On 29 May 2004 15:33:16 GMT, JHall <jhall@playmlec.net> wrote:

>What the heck is an RSS feed? When I go to these two URL's with
>IE I see some text embedded in what looks to be HTML code. The
>text is the same that you have typed in your message here. I'm
>probably not seeing it correctly with Internut Expeller though.

http://www.sharpreader.net/
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 12:47:46 AM

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"Margolis" <someone@somewhere.org> Blessed us with
news:10bhk624an5p89b@corp.supernews.com:

> thanks for that info. I kinda figured that out after googling
> it and also clicking the link that Andrew posted. But anytime
> someone wants to expain things it is still appreciated ;o)

I'll second that! I appreciate it! :-) I appreciate all of the
info that everyone has posted. I had never heard of an RSS feed
before and now I have a much better idea of what it is. It's
probably something I wouldn't use a whole lot unless I were a web
admin or something but it's nice to know that users can use RSS
too.

--
J

"Best?? Only a fool will assume they're the best."

Mr.K

For questions you may have concerning UT, UT2003,
or UT2004.
http://www.unrealtower.org/faq
May 30, 2004 1:57:17 AM

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JHall enlightened us with:
> What the heck is an RSS feed?

It's a way of offering the news etc. from a website in a standard way.
This way happens to be XML, which is pretty good for such things. There
are many uses for it. I have a plugin for Mozilla Firefox that can
display various RSS feeds. The nice thing is that I can check out
summaries the of news on Slashdot, security.nl, webwereld.nl and other
websites I like, within one window, uniformly, no ads, etc. And if I
want to read the whole article, I can click on it and it'll display the
originating website right at the article I wanted.

> When I go to these two URL's with IE I see some text embedded in what
> looks to be HTML code.

That's right.

> The text is the same that you have typed in your message here. I'm
> probably not seeing it correctly with Internut Expeller though.

That's right too. My favourite browser + a plugin will display it
nicely.

MeltDown
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 1:57:18 AM

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MeltDown <meltdownUSE@YOURunrealtower.imagination.org> Blessed us
with news:slrncbhqpn.94o.meltdownUSE@sybren.thirdtower.com:

> JHall enlightened us with:
>> What the heck is an RSS feed?
>
> It's a way of offering the news etc. from a website in a
> standard way. This way happens to be XML, which is pretty good
> for such things. There are many uses for it. I have a plugin for
> Mozilla Firefox that can display various RSS feeds. The nice
> thing is that I can check out summaries the of news on Slashdot,
> security.nl, webwereld.nl and other websites I like, within one
> window, uniformly, no ads, etc. And if I want to read the whole
> article, I can click on it and it'll display the originating
> website right at the article I wanted.

Cool! Does it update itself or do you have to manually do the
updates?

>> When I go to these two URL's with IE I see some text embedded
>> in what looks to be HTML code.
>
> That's right.

Well you said it was XML and I'm wondering now if XML is similar
to HTML? IE should display it properly because I have viewed
XML documents before with no problem but this looks almost like
someone posted here in the newsgroup in HTML. When someone
posts in HTML I have to pick out the text that's embedded in
the HTML code and this looks similar. Andrew posted a link to
Sharpreader and I may try it later on to see how it works.

Curiosity killed the cat! All nine lives in one swipe! LOL
:o )

--
J

"Best?? Only a fool will assume they're the best."

Mr.K

For questions you may have concerning UT, UT2003,
or UT2004.
http://www.unrealtower.org/faq
May 30, 2004 2:18:15 AM

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On 29 May 2004 20:47:46 GMT, JHall <jhall@playmlec.net> wrote:

>I'll second that! I appreciate it! :-) I appreciate all of the
>info that everyone has posted. I had never heard of an RSS feed
>before and now I have a much better idea of what it is. It's
>probably something I wouldn't use a whole lot unless I were a web
>admin or something but it's nice to know that users can use RSS
>too.

It is for users, loads of major websites have RSS feeds on them, and
using something lke Sharp Reader allows you to see new stories when
they are published without haveing to go to the page to check it. Its
the latest "big thing" on the net.
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 2:53:59 AM

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I have just switched to firefox what plug in do you have to view RSS feeds?
Any chance of a pointer to where you obtained it please. There a few other
sites I believe do RSS crash.net for motorsport I think for one.

Vis
May 30, 2004 4:23:47 AM

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JHall enlightened us with:
> Cool! Does it update itself or do you have to manually do the updates?

Depends on the viewer you're using.

> Well you said it was XML and I'm wondering now if XML is similar to
> HTML?

They are both markup languages, and HTML has been superseded by XHTML,
which is HTML-in-XML.

> IE should display it properly

IE should display a lot of things properly, but it hasn't been updated
since about 1996.

> because I have viewed XML documents before with no problem

That was because it came with a XSL file, which translated the XML to
XHTML, which was displayed by IE.

> but this looks almost like someone posted here in the newsgroup in
> HTML.

You're just looking at XML, nothing fancy.

> When someone posts in HTML I have to pick out the text that's embedded
> in the HTML code and this looks similar.

That's right - XML was inspired on HTML, but is more flexible and also
suited for different purposes.

> Andrew posted a link to Sharpreader and I may try it later on to see
> how it works.

Don't forget to try Mozilla Firefox and the RSS Reader extention from
http://extentionroom.mozdev.org/ too ;-)

MeltDown
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May 30, 2004 5:17:03 AM

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Visine enlightened us with:
> I have just switched to firefox what plug in do you have to view RSS
> feeds?

RSS Reader Panel from
http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/rssreaderpane...

It's really easy to work with. Create a folder in your bookmarks where
you bookmark the RSS feeds you'd like to read. Then tell the plugin that
you'll store the RSS Feeds there, and you're set. Hit Alt+R to display
the reader. Make sure you enable "View in content pane" and "Allow HTML"
or something similar - it'll look a lot better.

MeltDown
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May 30, 2004 9:55:07 AM

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On Sun, 30 May 2004 01:17:03 +0200, MeltDown
<meltdownUSE@YOURunrealtower.imagination.org> wrote:

>RSS Reader Panel from
>http://extensionroom.mozdev.org/more-info/rssreaderpane...

I will stick to Sharp Reader, its a lot slicker IMO, especially as you
can skip between unread items with CTRL-up/down.
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May 30, 2004 2:44:40 PM

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Andrew enlightened us with:
> I will stick to Sharp Reader, its a lot slicker IMO, especially as you
> can skip between unread items with CTRL-up/down.

Whatever suits your needs ;-)

MeltDown
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Anonymous
May 30, 2004 8:05:48 PM

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Thanks ill give it a go

Vis
Anonymous
May 31, 2004 4:58:51 PM

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Andrew <spamtrap@localhost> wrote in
news:j7chb0l5fk1eqrqmsq7ag61k82e23hkujj@4ax.com:

> http://www.sharpreader.net/

I've been using this one:

http://rssreader.com/

I'll have to check out the Moz plugin, though.

I've been subscribing to Neat Net Tricks (http://neatnettricks.com/) for
some time and they just adopted an RSS feed.

What I need to know now is how to generate a feed. I think it would be cool
to add one to the MA website.
June 1, 2004 2:47:19 AM

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ScratchMonkey enlightened us with:
> What I need to know now is how to generate a feed. I think it would be
> cool to add one to the MA website.

Just output XML any way you want. Plenty of examples available!

MeltDown
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