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When one wants to make regularly updated content available through a Web site, one can use one of the new ISP technologies known as RSS (RDF Site Syndication) or Atom. These provide a standard way of syndicating frequently updated Web information. They both operate in much the same manner. Neither tends to be edited by people directly; both instead tend to be offered by an ISP provider as part of an ISP Web hosting package. Usually they will require some sort of Content Management System (CMS) built on top of dynamic Web hosting in order to work. With such a system in place, items are automatically displayed on the Web and made available via syndication to people using news aggregators.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|