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Microsoft® Office SharePoint® Designer 2007 Step by Step by Penelope Coventry

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Connecting to an RSS Feed XML File

You can use the Add An XML File link in the Data Source Library task pane to connect to an XML file located on an external server. You do not import the XML file to your site; instead, you link the external XML file to the site by using its URL.

One popular external XML file is the one produced by an RSS feed. Servers that publish their content as XML data that conforms to the RSS format are said to have an RSS feed. Many Internet-facing servers produce RSS formatted XML data either as an XML file or as a server-side script that produces RSS formatted XML data.

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Starting with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, lists and libraries can expose their content by using RSS.

In this exercise, you will retrieve data published ...

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