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RSS News Feeds

What is RSS?

RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication and is a sub-set of XML (Extensible Markup Language). The main purpose of RSS feeds is to diseminate information without having to require a user to visit a webpage. One may ask, "What is the benefit of this delivery method?", the answer is that web sites and applications can aggregate news from a variety of sources automatically. Instead of having to visit nytimes.com every five minutes to check the latest headlines - one could download a RSS news reader and have it notify you when a new headline is added.

RSS Feeds Available from Columbia University Medical Center

Currently the only RSS feed available is the front page news from the Medical Center and is available from the following URL:

New feeds may be created over time featuring different topics of information. If you have a feed that you wish to add to this list, or want to create a feed, contact the Web Design Studio.

RSS Resources on the web

RSS 2.0 Specification:

O'Reilly's website about RSS - (Free chapter download available):
 
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