Syndication technology allows internauts to keep track of changes of webpages in a single page or application (such as a webbrowser). Two main standards have rose, RSS and ATOM, both of which are widely used.
An aggregator is an application that runs on the server side which keeps tracks of changes of a given set of webpages and produces a feed.
A feed is an http-accessible XML file using the RSS or ATOM schema and contains information concerning the latest changes of a set of webpages.
A reader is an application that runs on the user side and reads all the feeds which the user subscribed to. This wiki also reads rss feeds.
RSS and Wiki
This wiki also reads rss feeds.
Example of readers are:
- the favorite bars of web browsers such as internet explorer or firefox,
- google reader.