Content Syndication XML

Information and Content Exchange (ICE): XML specification that for content providers, standardizes the process for setting up subscribers and the process for delivering and managing subscriber content. For content subscribers, ICE standardizes the process for setting up a subscription and the process for automated content retrieval. The ICE specification provides businesses with an XML-based common language and architecture that facilitates automatic exchanging, updating, supplying and controlling of assets in a trusted fashion without manual packaging or knowledge of remote website structures. Organization: IDEAlliance. More information: ICE page on the IDEAlliance website.

Real Simple Syndication (RSS): RSS is a dialect of XML for content syndication. Some say the intialism also stands for "Rich Site Summary." Organization: Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. More information: RSS page on the Berkman Center website.

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