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Re: How to handle RSS Feeds

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 20:15:39 +1030
Message-ID: <40503543.5040403@kbc.net.au>
To: Jesper Tverskov <jesper.tverskov@mail.tele.dk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Part of Jesper's Posting:
> How are other members of the list dealing with RSS Feeds or rather with 
> the presentation of the XML node tree,  and what can be done about it?

Matthew's Reply:

I don't see RSS as something that needs to be viewed through a Web browser, 
unless one is working in a development environment.  If I wanted to present RSS 
feeds on a Web page, I would use server-side scripting to pull in the RSS from 
various sources, then combine (aggregate) it and present it to the viewer as 

 From my own experience, this can be achieved fairly easily using Perl.

The aggregation tool needs to produce accessible content (and should probably 
comply with the Authoring Tool guidelines - I do not feel that we need to worry 
about the accessibility of RSS or displaying the node tree since it is primarily 
for machines, not humans.



Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Thursday, 11 March 2004 04:45:48 UTC

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