March 15, 2004
RSS Feeds Available from BioMed Central
---From Peter Scott's Library Blog---
BioMed Central has made its content available via RSS, Really Simple Syndication, a well-established web standard for the delivery of news headlines and other frequently updated content summaries. I have compiled a list of these feeds, since there wasn't one at the BioMed Central site. Here is an example entry from BMC Biology:
Posted by Sherri at March 15, 2004 9:26 AM
Thanks, Sherri. I've set this up as an available newsfeed. Despite this feed being in a directory named /rss/, it is actually an RDF feed. In the process of getting the parser to work with this feed, I fixed some problems with it, and it should work with more RDF feeds now.
Because the descriptions in this feed are very long, I've truncated them after 150 characters. I still haven't worked out how to avoid breaking the descriptions off in the middle of a word (or worse, in the middle of an HTML tag).