This page displays a list of links to UK HEI home pages, and the RSS feeds that are autodiscoverable from them. If you haven't come across feed autodiscovery, you need to sit in on one of Mike Nolan's "10 top tips for your website" sessions... In short, many web browsers and feed readers can autodetect (that is, autodiscover) the presence of an RSS feed if you add a link to it in the <head> of an HTML page in the following way:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://www.ulster.ac.uk/jobs/xml/jobs.xml" title="University of Ulster Job Vacancies">
- Give your feed a sensible title - institution name, and some clue as to the content (e.g. "University of Birmingham News Feed" or "University of Ulster Job Vacancies" etc.));
- Make your feed(s) autodiscoverable;
- Use a recognsied time stamp format for feed items (e.g. using dates of the form 7/9/08 are ambiguous: do you mean 7th of September, or 9th of July?!). Use a standard form such as Sat, 07 Sep 2002 09:42:31 GMT.