Chapter 5. Creating a Simple Gadget with RSS/Atom Feed
"The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak"
IN THIS CHAPTER
- Feed Gadgets
- Basic Framework of the MyBlog Gadget
- How the MyBlog Gadget Works
- Parts of the MyBlog Gadget
One type of information gadget is the feed gadget, a gadget that uses an online feed to display data. A feed typically uses an XML data format, which contains all the data along with the information about the data—the metadata. A typical feed icon is shown in Figure 5.1.
FIGURE 5.1. A standard feed icon. A website with this icon indicates that the contents are available in the form of RSS syndication.
A feed can be in the form of RSS 2.0 or Atom ...