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    Question How do I make my site RSS?

    Sorry but I'm relatively new to how RSS works.

    How would I have updated articles in an RSS format? My site is

    http://www.matthewdlee.com/main

    Thanks!

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    Are you looking to add articles from elsewhere to your site via rss?

    Or do you want to make a feed of your own articles that others could use?

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    I'd like to make a feed of my own articles I suppose. Yeah that's it.

    thanks for the link alex...i'll be sure to check it out

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    To make a feed of your own articles, you would basically put a button a your site. When people click on this, they would go to the URL of an xml "feed" that you create. This feed page doesn't contain actual articles, but links to your articles. You would also submit the URL of this feed page to RSS directories, etc. Someone with an RSS newsreader (or even their browser) can then add this feed to their list, so they'll see when you have new content on your site. The feed basically directs them then to your site to read the article.

    Creating the xml feed isn't too hard. There's a good article at http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=2175271
    You can also google "rss feed" and get more info.

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    Ok, thanks everyone. Anyway here is my site's RSS feed:
    http://www.matthewdlee.com/archives/rss.xml

    it works in firefox but not in IE, at least an early version of IE. Anyone...help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leematthews View Post
    Ok, thanks everyone. Anyway here is my site's RSS feed:
    http://www.matthewdlee.com/archives/rss.xml

    it works in firefox but not in IE, at least an early version of IE. Anyone...help?
    I don't think early versions of IE supported many, if any of the rss feed features.
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    Ok...it doesn't work in IE7...it just gives me an error:
    Quote Originally Posted by Error

    Internet Explorer cannot display this feed

    This feed contains code errors.
    Go back to the previous page.

    More information

    An invalid character was found in text content.
    Line: 8 Character: 16

    <copyright>
    Anyone know what gives??

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    ok...i think i may have fixed it for IE

    can someone verify that for me??

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    It seems to work for both FF and IE7. Not sure about any other browsers.
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