RSS Autodiscovery

Added on: Wednesday 28th January 2009

RSS autodiscovery is a technique that makes it possible for browsers and other software to automatically find a site's RSS feed.

I found the following article on how to add RSS Autodiscovery to your site when I noticed that a feed on one of my sites wasn't coming up whilst using the search facility in Google Reader.

I had been testing the various ways of subscribing when writing a previous entry in this blog on using RSS feeds.

Within a day of adding the relevant code to the home page of the site in question the feed appeared in the search results!

Needless to say our CMS now has autodiscovery written into it by default. See the source code for the home page on this site.

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