How to tell is a website has an RSS feed? / How to monitor it if it doesn't?...

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  1. thadchr macrumors member

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    The title really says it all here. I'm trying to convert all of my bookmarks to RSS feeds so that I can consolidate my web searching to a minimum. However, it seems like some websites have their RSS feed buttons hidden. Also, some sites still don't have RSS; it seems like it should be relatively easy technology to convert any site into an RSS feed for convenience?

    Suggestions?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    If a site has RSS, it will show in the address bar of Safari ... and while it is easy, some sites just don't want to do it.
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    How hidden can it get?
     

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  4. thadchr thread starter macrumors member

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    I've found that some sites that have RSS still don't register in the Safari address bar.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It's because they didn't define it in that page.
     
  6. thadchr thread starter macrumors member

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    Makes sense. But that brings me back to my original question...
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    If the site doesn't tell Safari, Safari doesn't know. Not much way around that.
     

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