Last post Apr 25, 2006 02:49 PM by iwonder
Apr 25, 2006 02:49 PM|iwonder|LINK
Been playing with FireFox and IE7 comparing browsing experiences, and one of the cool features in both is RSS Feed auto-discovery. Both browsers are capable of displaying a feed, and allowing a feed to be stored, much in the same fashion as a standalone
Although, DNN has a built-in capability to create rss feeds for most modules, the auto-discovery will not work unless you manually set it up, as far as I've been able to tell. The manual workaround is simply to specify a small code block into the Module
Settings Page Advanced Settings Header area and place this in the textbox area:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="myWebSite RSS Feed Description" href="myfeed url">
Save the settings and both browsers will auto-discover your module's rss feed.
Now, this is probably something that could be fixed in Core Code, but I've not found exactly where to put the code so it automatically injects it. That's probably a Gemini point for logging.
The other cool thing is that both Mozilla and IE project teams agreed on using the Mozilla RSS icon, so you can even use it, which will no doubt replace the ubiquitous orange xml icon and other rss icons to a point.
One pretty good implementation of the capabilities of RSS is AeroSaga's NukeSyndicate DNN module. The
demo on his site is pretty nice and both FireFox, and IE7 auto-discover the feeds on his site. I'm not sure if he's hard coded the necessary code block or actually injected the code automatically or not. At any rate check his site and module out, it's
pretty good stuff, and no doubt will become more useful to folks as time goes on.
The MSDN RSS Team has a blog that's a pretty good read, too. Here's a link to their Publisher's page.