Describe how to create an RSS file
RSS files use XML as the language to create files. Any RSS file has a number of tags which must be closed properly. The RSS file once complete, must be validated.
1. To start with the RSS file needs to have a Title, Description and a link. Example:
The RSS and the channel tag needs to be opened following which the RSS feed tags are placed.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?>
<title>This is a sample website</title>
2. The file now needs to be saved with a .xml extension.
3. Review the RSS file for any special characters that XML does not accept like “&:. Such characters need to be escaped.
4. The feed now needs to be validated. If the validator finds any problems in your feed, it will give you messages for each type of problem and highlight where the problem first occurs in your feed.
Describe how to create an RSS file.
RSS file is a flat text file. It can be created with any text editor. Even other Rich Text Editors like Wordpad and MS-Word can also be used for creation of RSS file. But one has to create it as plain text file. Other than flat text file, no other format supports the creation of RSS file. A text editor by name NoteTab, Bluefish are also apt for creation of RSS file.