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Rule n° 235 - Syndication feeds can be detected by user agents

Your RSS feeds will be consulted all the more as Internet users will be able to access them by the most usual means offered by their browser or aggregator.

#Structure and code #Development


  • Allow browsers to indicate, in their interfaces, the presence of a syndication feed associated with the current page.


Indicate the RSS feed in the head section of the page, using a link element of the type:

<link title="Best practice of the day" href="https://checklists.opquast.com/dailybp/feed" type="application/rss+xml" rel="alternate">.


In the source code of the website pages:

  • Identify the different syndication threads;
  • Check, using Firebug for example, for the appropriate link element (type="application/rss+xml") in the HTML page header;
  • Check that the URL address in the link element displays RSS content.

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