Module usage

A "feed" consists of basic information about the feed, along with an unlimited number of feed items attached to the feed.

Feeds can be published onto web pages. Information kept in a feed can also be easily shared.

This section covers:

  • creating and naming a feed;
  • editing feeds and entries;
  • working with feed in many languages;
  • publishing feeds;

Mutli-lingual content

The feeds are built upon an existing and widely recognized RSS-standard. This standard offers language support but its usage is not mandatory. As a result, a feed may, or may not, be tagged with the language. This in turn, makes general support for this feature limited. Many RSS-readers and aggregators do simply not understand the language tag [disclaimer for the advanced reader - the above is slightly simplified].

We (FAO) strive to publish material in many languages. If we publish all in one feed, using the language tag not understood by many readers, we run the risk of, in effect, "spamming" readers with information in other languages than English.

We have therefore opted to publish information in a feed in one language only. If we want to have information available in many languages, we make separate feeds for this. An example is the news for the FAO Forestry home page.

last updated:  Monday, February 2, 2009