Sunday, June 3, 2007

Using RSS in JSP pages

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Using RSS in JSP pages
Using RSS in JSP pages

Using RSS in JSP pages

Informa is a relatively new open source Java API for parsing RSS files available from The Informa project was the result of merging two Java-based aggregator services: HotSheet and Risotto. This article aims to show how you can use the Informa API to quickly access RSS feeds to add some dynamic news and information content to your web sites.

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a specification for XML files to provide
syndicated data. It is typically used by news sites and blogs to provide information
concerning the latest news stories, posts, etc., in such a way that links to the
stories can be included on other web sites or even downloaded by news aggregator
programs. Many thousands of RSS feeds are currently available -- take a look
at a site such as syndic8
to get an idea.