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Apple offers custom RSS feeds from iTunes Music Store

updated 10:25 am EST, Thu January 22, 2004

RSS feeds from iTMS

Apple is now offering a for the iTunes Music Store. Users can get a feed for virtually anything, including the latest 10 Alternative releases, Top 50 Jazz songs, etc. Users can customize the feed length, the feed type, music genre, and the ability to display explicit content to instantly create a custom feed.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    what is this

    what is this????

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    Acronyms

    Attention journalists, please define the acronyms atleast once, preferably early in your piece. Thanks!

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    RSS

    If you do not know what RSS is, then you have no need for it.

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    RE: RSS

    Maybe we do need it. With your logic, if you didn't know what H2O was, you have no need for it.

    Yes, please give more information. Apple's site doesn't even offer more description.

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    re: RSS

    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/RSS.html

    Although the third poster is correct.

    You generally don't see complaints of failure to define acronyms when, say, a new HTML editor is announced.   : )

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    People are Jack-Asses.

    "If you do not know what RSS is, then you have no need for it."

    Wow! It must be nice to be SOOO smart that you've never had to ask a question before.

    Anyway, regarding the other guys question, I found this on some site.

    "RSS (RDF Site Summary - formerly called Rich Site Summary) is a method of describing news or other Web content that is available for "feeding" (distribution or syndication) from an online publisher to Web users. RSS is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that adheres to the World Wide Web Consortium's Resource Description Framework (RDF). Originally developed by Netscape for its browser's Netcenter channels, the RSS specification is now available for anyone to use.

    A Web site that wants to "publish" some of its content, such as news headlines or stories, creates a description of the content and specifically where the content is on its site in the form of an RSS document. The publishing site then registers its RSS document with one of several existing directories of RSS publishers. A user with a Web browser or a special program that can read RSS-distributed content can read periodically-provided distributions. Some current directories of RSS files include Meerkat, GropSoup, NewsIsFree, UserLand, and XML Tree; these sites are sometimes known as content aggregators. RSS browsers include Headline Viewer and Novobot.

    News is only one form of content that can be distributed with an RSS feed. Other possibilities include discussion forum excerpts, software announcements, and any form of content retrievable with a URL."

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    Nice idea

    I love RSS. This is a great new feature, being able to see new releases in NetNewsWire. It sounds like Apple's being open to cool ideas. I hope it's a sign that Apple's willing to do whatever it takes to not lose the iTunes/iPod market share they have.

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    RSS cludges

    The question has to be asked: What version of RSS are they using. I ask this as there seems to be a half-dozen different varieties, and most aren't compatible with each other (talk about the need for standards!).

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    Works with Beholder

    If you have the freeware image searcher Beholder (www.mesadynamics.com/main_beholder.htm) you can download a search engine template (www.mesadynamics.com/engines.htm) that uses Apple's RSS feed to get the album covers for say, the New Releases in Alternative.

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