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Monday, August 18, 2003

Wired News: Aggregators Attack Info Overload

Wired News: "At heart, RSS is simply a specification that a site uses to produce a page of XML code. The code breaks up each entry or story on a website by title, description and direct link. An aggregator then determines how to display that output in a reader.

For instance, the popular aggregator SharpReader, which runs on Microsoft's .NET framework, displays RSS feeds in a window similar to that of a standard e-mail client. The difference is that the items in the folders are not e-mail messages; they are news stories or individual blog entries."

# Posted on 8/18/03; 6:30:04 AM -