Adding RSS/ATOM feed autodetection to your website

For all you people who use Firefox, you might have noticed that Firefox automatically detects RSS / ATOM feeds. When you are on a site that is syndicated via a news feed, Firefox shows a small orange icon on the bottom right corner. Now almost all blogging services automatically produce these feeds, but unfortunately there is not too much information out there on how to make a browser automatically detect these feeds. Anyway long story short, it is just a matter of adding a small little line in your HTML head.

<link rel=”alternate” type=”application/rss+xml” title=”Atom feed” href=”link+to+your+feed”/>

That’s about it, Firefox, Opera all will now auto-discover your feed.

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