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Free Republic RSS feeds! (Firefox found them)
Free Republic ^ | 9/19/2004 | pcx99

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/browse.rss


TOPICS: Free Republic; Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: faq; firefox; free; newsfeed; republic; rss; turass; xml
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To: texasflower
To upgrade to 1.0 do you just install over the 0.9?

That's exactly what I did. It takes about five minutes plus download time.

51 posted on 09/19/2004 5:29:53 PM PDT by reg45
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To: reg45

Great. Thanks much!


52 posted on 09/19/2004 5:37:58 PM PDT by texasflower (How appropriate...... the pro abortion party is the "D 'N' C")
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To: pcx99

Wow!
VERY cool!!!!!!


53 posted on 09/19/2004 6:37:28 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: pcx99
Firefox feels a lot like Netscape. (of course)

This RSS stuff is neat!
Just hold the bookmark and all the latest stuff comes up!
Happy geek!!!
54 posted on 09/19/2004 7:04:32 PM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: RandallFlagg
Let's act like you're my Wife and you assume I'm dumber than a half eaten chimichanga.

Let's act like Petra Verkaik is my wife and she is microwaving the chimichanga in my pantalones.

55 posted on 09/19/2004 7:07:41 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (What's the Forgery, Dan!!!???)
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To: ConservativeMan55

I use Feedreader 2.7. It has a ton of feeds.

http://www.feedreader.com/


56 posted on 09/19/2004 7:42:02 PM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: pcx99

Surprised there wasn't as much interest in this as I thought there would be.

It's nifty!

Couple bugs with FireFox.


57 posted on 09/20/2004 11:20:32 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan (We childproofed our home, but they are still getting in)
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To: pcx99

Wow. This post appeared exactly four days before I ever thought to check whether FR has an RSS "feed".


58 posted on 09/23/2004 12:13:06 PM PDT by old-ager
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To: pcx99

ping for later


59 posted on 09/23/2004 3:11:30 PM PDT by pop-aye (For every journey, there is a higher path.)
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To: pcx99
Hmm, I'll investigate later.
60 posted on 09/24/2004 2:10:42 PM PDT by fso301
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To: pcx99; All
Here is a code I got made for RSS feeds to FR....

You can see what it looks like on my site Patriotedition.com

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Just place this code on your website where you want the feeds to show...

click here for the code

61 posted on 10/16/2004 7:04:24 PM PDT by PatriotEdition (http://www.patriotedition.com)
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To: PatriotEdition

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.


62 posted on 10/16/2004 7:07:35 PM PDT by PatriotEdition (http://www.patriotedition.com)
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To: Vermonter
I'm using FIreFox 1.0 on a Mac and when I link to the FR URL you provide I get a page with HTML and text with an error message at the top: "This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below."

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.

63 posted on 12/20/2004 5:00:01 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Merry CHRISTmas!!)
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To: smith288
I think the new thing is he is utilizing a new standard that tells a browser the website offers a feed for that page.

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.

64 posted on 12/20/2004 5:03:53 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Merry CHRISTmas!!)
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To: VOA
I'd noticed some of the orange "XML" tags on some of the Yahoo! News webpages earlier. I guess it's maybe a way to get people to "repackage" Yahoo's news and maybe this causes "traffic" back to their site (and more revenues?).

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.

65 posted on 12/20/2004 5:08:35 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Merry CHRISTmas!!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

Thanks for the response. I had forgotten about that article


66 posted on 12/20/2004 5:09:38 PM PST by Vermonter
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To: PatriotEdition

Now that's pretty slick.


67 posted on 12/20/2004 5:12:43 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Merry CHRISTmas!!)
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To: Vermonter

You're welcome. :)


68 posted on 12/20/2004 5:17:16 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Merry CHRISTmas!!)
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To: pcx99

BFLR = Bump for later reading.


69 posted on 07/22/2005 1:15:50 PM PDT by Kevin OMalley (No, not Freeper#95235, Freeper #1165: Charter member, What Was My Login Club.)
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To: MSSC6644

bttt


70 posted on 07/22/2005 1:33:24 PM PDT by MSSC6644
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