Skip to comments.Free Republic RSS feeds! (Firefox found them)
Posted on 09/19/2004 6:30:46 AM PDT by pcx99
People have been asking for a free republic RSS feed ( RSS FAQ ) for quite some time and while there isn't a traditional graphic there is a hidden meta tag which the new FireFox 1.0 browser discovered. Which means that if you're a newsfeed user you can finally subscribe directly to the free republic forums here:
That's exactly what I did. It takes about five minutes plus download time.
Great. Thanks much!
Let's act like Petra Verkaik is my wife and she is microwaving the chimichanga in my pantalones.
I use Feedreader 2.7. It has a ton of feeds.
Surprised there wasn't as much interest in this as I thought there would be.
Couple bugs with FireFox.
Wow. This post appeared exactly four days before I ever thought to check whether FR has an RSS "feed".
ping for later
You can see what it looks like on my site Patriotedition.com
Just place this code on your website where you want the feeds to show...
By the way... I have one for Drudge, too, but I won't link it to my site out of respect. As clicking on the articles HE posts on his site will take you to articles OFF his site - without ever having to go to drudgereport.com - but I don't think it would be right. If he is the one putting up the articles, he should get the credit.
But FR is different, because it links to FR itself.
That's how I see it, anyway.
You just answered your question. :)
The reason it shows up like it does in Firefox is because Firefox is not capable of formatting RSS newsfeeds. You'll need an RSS Newsfeed reader or Thunderbird. Internet Explorer, like Firefox, just show code in webpages when it doesn't recognize the HTML tag or doesn't know what to do with it.
Yup. The orange RSS icon appears in the lower right hand corner of the Firefox browser when you come to a page that has RSS Newsfeed capability. If you click on that icon, and you have Thunderbird (the Mozilla email client), it will add that page to your subscription in Thunderbird.
Yahoo is just but one such source where you can get real time news delivered to your newsreader. They also offer the ability for website desigers and bloggers to have that news appear on their webpages and blogs. During the Presidential campaign season, I had political news headlines appear on my website, and it was real time. Just clicking on a link would take you to the sourced article of the headline.
Thanks for the response. I had forgotten about that article
Now that's pretty slick.
You're welcome. :)
BFLR = Bump for later reading.
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