Making the RSS Feed From the web site Discoverable

After adding the RSS feed to our Silicon Valley Code Camp Web site I noticed that the feed was not discoverable by Internet Explorer.  That is, the little RSS Icon on the toolbar was not finding it.

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After a little searching around, I discovered that a header tag was needed.  Further searching found a nice web site that helped create this header tag for me.

 

http://www.feedforall.com/autodiscovery.htm

 

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Then, all I had to do was add that tag to my master page and the page is now discoverable!

 

   1:  <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
   2:  <head id="Head1" runat="server">
   3:      <title>Silicon Valley Codecamp 2008</title>
   4:      <link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" 
   5:         title="Code Camp Rss Feed" 
   6:         href="http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/Rss.aspx" /> 
   7:  </head>

Lines 4-6 are the header tag created by the autodiscovery tool listed above.

That’s it. Hope this helps. I did not include it in my series on building the code camp web site because it seemed kind of a small point.

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Comments

  1. Wow! Thank you! I always wanted to write in my site something like that. I’d like to add part of your post to my blog, okay?

  2. Clinton Gallagher says:

    It may seem like old stuff Peter but what are you using to get the nice colored code with alternate colored rows in this page?

  3. This is related to your subject, but involves generating the feed rel meta tag yourself:
    http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com/2008/05/add-dynamic-link-relalternate-rss.html

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