3 | ESS Integration
Once an ESS Feed is generated (ESS generator) and validated (ESS validator), the feeds must be available online.
ESS documents are XML based files, to be correctly displayed and reconised by 3rd party ESS robots processors the document should specify a specific "content type" header.
ESS feed can be served as XML files with a :
But to facilitate robot recognition of .ess feeds file, ESS producers should explicitly specify on serverside an header deficated to this file extension :
Publish ESS feed
To get ESS file up on the web. Here are the steps: 1. Name your RSS file. Notice that the file should have an .xml or a .ess extension: ESS generator.
2. Validate ESS file: ESS validator.
3. Upload ESS file to your web directory on your web server.
4. Copy the little orange icon to your web directory.
5. Put the little blue "ESS" or "XML" button on the page where you will offer ESS to the world (e.g. on your home page). Then add a link to the button that links to the ESS file.
6. Submit your RSS feed to the RSS Feed Directories. Note! The URL to your feed is not your home page, it is the URL to your feed, like "http://www.example.org/feed/myfirstess.ess". Here are some free ESS aggregation services: ESS Aggregators.
7. Register your feed with the major search engines:
- Google - http://www.google.com/ig (Google's personalized homepage. Google will index any ESS feed added here)
- Bing - http://www.bing.com/webmaster/SubmitSitePage.aspx
- Yahoo - http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss_guide/submit.php
or Feed agregators:
8. Update your feed - Now you have registered your ESS feed with Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Now you must make sure that you update your content frequently and that your ESS feed is constantly available.
Update ESS Feed
The best way to ensure your ESS feed works the way you want, is to manage it yourself.
However, this can be very time consuming, especially for pages with lot of updates.
An alternative is to use a third-party automated ESS:
ESS Multi-language libraries
When ESS is correctly configured as file extension in the server, it is possible to generate ESS feeds and display them within websites. Third party libraries can help programers to create ESS feeds.
include("libraries/EssObject.php"); $ess = new EssObject(); $ess->title = "Event title name"; $ess->subtitle = "sub title text." $ess->places(0)->adress = "646, 5th ave / 49 E"; $ess->places(0)->city = "New York"; ... header("Content-Type: application/ess+xml"); $ess->output(); ?>
import ess.org.libraries.EssObject; String ess = new EssObject(); ess.title = "Event title name"; ess.subtitle = "sub title text." ess.places(0).adress = "646, 5th ave / 49 E"; ess.places(0).city = "New York"; ... response.setContentType("application/ess+xml"); ess.output();
ESS standard under RFC validation process: RFC ESS Draft
- RFC 3023 : XML Media Types
- RFC 3066 : Tags for the Identification of Languages
- RFC 3076 : Canonical XML Version 1.0
- Document Type Definition : Wikipedia DTD
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