What is XML Product Feed?

They are small text files that provide information about content on websites. When content is updated, the feed text file is also updated, either manually or programatically. Applications called “readers” or “aggregators” can then check these small text files and notify someone when new content is available.

RSS 2 Product Feed example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<rss version="2.0">
<channel>
<title>FeedForAll Sample Feed</title>
<description>RSS is a fascinating technology. The uses for RSS are expanding daily. Take a closer look at how various industries are using the benefits of RSS in their businesses.</description>
<link>http://www.feedforall.com/industry-solutions.htm</link>
<category domain="www.dmoz.com">Computers/Software/Internet/Site Management/Content Management</category>
<copyright>Copyright 2004 NotePage, Inc.</copyright>
<docs>http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss</docs>
<language>en-us</language>
<lastBuildDate>Tue, 19 Oct 2004 13:39:14 -0400</lastBuildDate>
<managingEditor>marketing@feedforall.com</managingEditor>
<pubDate>Tue, 19 Oct 2004 13:38:55 -0400</pubDate>
<webMaster>webmaster@feedforall.com</webMaster>
<generator>FeedForAll Beta1 (0.0.1.8)</generator>
<image>
<url>http://www.feedforall.com/ffalogo48x48.gif</url>
<title>FeedForAll Sample Feed</title>
<link>http://www.feedforall.com/industry-solutions.htm</link>
<description>FeedForAll Sample Feed</description>
<width>48</width>
<height>48</height>
</image>
<item>
<title>RSS Solutions for Restaurants</title>
<description>&lt;b&gt;FeedForAll &lt;/b&gt;helps Restaurant&apos;s communicate with customers. Let your customers know the latest specials or events.&lt;br&gt;
&lt;br&gt;
RSS feed uses include:&lt;br&gt;
&lt;i&gt;&lt;font color=&quot;#FF0000&quot;&gt;Daily Specials &lt;br&gt;
Entertainment &lt;br&gt;
Calendar of Events &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/font&gt;</description>
<link>http://www.feedforall.com/restaurant.htm</link>
<category domain="www.dmoz.com">Computers/Software/Internet/Site Management/Content Management</category>
<comments>http://www.feedforall.com/forum</comments>
<pubDate>Tue, 19 Oct 2004 11:09:11 -0400</pubDate>
</item>
<item>
<title>RSS Solutions for Schools and Colleges</title>
<description>FeedForAll helps Educational Institutions communicate with students about school wide activities, events, and schedules.&lt;br&gt;
&lt;br&gt;
RSS feed uses include:&lt;br&gt;
&lt;i&gt;&lt;font color=&quot;#0000FF&quot;&gt;Homework Assignments &lt;br&gt;
School Cancellations &lt;br&gt;
Calendar of Events &lt;br&gt;
Sports Scores &lt;br&gt;
Clubs/Organization Meetings &lt;br&gt;
Lunches Menus &lt;/i&gt;&lt;/font&gt;</description>
<link>http://www.feedforall.com/schools.htm</link>
<category domain="www.dmoz.com">Computers/Software/Internet/Site Management/Content Management</category>
<comments>http://www.feedforall.com/forum</comments>
<pubDate>Tue, 19 Oct 2004 11:09:09 -0400</pubDate>
</item>
</channel>
</rss>