A McGraw Hill Book Plug-in PHP: 100 Power Solutions
By Robin Nixon (McGraw Hill 2010, ISBN 978-0071666596)

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Chapter 7: Plug-in 48 - HTML To RSS

The popularity of RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds is still growing due to the ease with which you can subscribe to a feed and then updates are automatically sent to the feed reader. In fact most decent browsers also offer RSS reading facilities too. But what if you're too busy developing the HTML portion of your site to start building RSS feeds? Or what if you'd like to be able to view other websites in RSS? The solution comes with this plug-in which will fetch a web page, analyze it, stripping out non-essential and HTML-only items, and reformat it into RSS.

The Figure shows the McGraw-Hill website converted to an RSS feed and displayed in Firefox.