Easy to Discover Feeds

If you’d like to help feed readers like Stream auto discover your RSS feed you can do it by including a very simple line of HTML in the <head> element of your web page.

Here’s what it looks like for Scripting News the weblog of the man who created RSS, Dave Winer.

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://scripting.com/rss.xml">

That’s it, that’s all it takes! Stream can now look through your home webpage, or blog main page, and ask for this element. Once it discovers it it will go right to that spot and allow you to subscribe.

Just like magic! 🪄

About Rob Fahrni

Rob is a husband, father, grandfather, and software developer. He started his career writing DOS based accounting software in BASIC, worked on Visio for 10-years, written a lot of C++/Win32 code, and now spends his time developing iOS Applications.