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What is a RSS feed?
A RSS feed makes it possible to subscribe to particular parts of a webpage or to aggregate these parts into another page. With RSS it is possible to quickly check if there are some new posts or topics on our message board, without the need to visit the board itself.

How to subscribe to a feed
All you need is a RSS fead reader supporting RSS 2.0. With a newer web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, ...) it is also possible to use feeds. You will get "dynamic bookmarks" automatically updating itself, with hyperlinks to the new board messages. The browser will show a clickable RSS icon if there are feeds you can subscribe to. On a new page or form you can then choose whether you want to subscribe or not.

Choosing RSS feeds with Mozilla FirefoxMozilla Firefox (version 2): After clicking the RSS icon you can choose the desired feed. Firefox will show you subscribed feeds as dynamic bookmark.


How to subscribe to a feed with IEInternet Explorer (version 7): After choosing a feed (for example "Upper Bavaria") you can subscribe to it by a click onto the corresponding link. The feed is automatically added to the Favorites Center and to the Common Feed List for sharing with other programs.

Feeds we offer
Presently, we offer the following feeds:


Feed-Icon   General topics - Content from the board Bavaria in general
Feed-Icon   Swabia - Content from the board Swabia and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Lower Bavaria - Content from the board Lower Bavaria and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Upper Bavaria - Content from the board Upper Bavaria and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Upper Palatine - Content from the board Upper Palatine and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Upper Franconia - Content from the board Upper Franconia and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Middle Franconia - Content from the board Middle Franconia and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Lower Franconia - Content from the board Lower Franconia and all related subboards
Feed-Icon   Announcements - Important announcements and news

Want to make your website more attractive?
RSS can do even more! If you have your own website about genealogy you can use RSS in order to add automatically generated content. Dynamic content can make your website more attractive to your visitors. With RSS you can integrate the newest messages of our board diretcly into your own webpages. All you need to do, is place one of the following code parts into your HTML code:

Code for general topics:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=bayern&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Swabia:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=schwaben&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Lower Bavaria:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=niederbayern&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Upper Bavaria:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=oberbayern&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Upper Palatine:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=oberpfalz&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Upper Franconia:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=oberfranken&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Middle Franconia:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=mittelfranken&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Lower Franconia:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=unterfranken&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Code for Announcements:
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=news&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>

Is it possible to affect the way the content will be displayed?
Yes it is! You can use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to change the appearance. Below you can see a simple example of how to "pep up" the feed content with CSS.

<html>
<head>
<title>Beispiel</title>
<meta name="author" content="Christian Benz">

<style type="text/css">
<!--
  div.blfForum {
    width:468px;
    border-width:1px;
    border-color:silver;
    border-style:dotted;
  }

  span.blf_desc {
    color:#808080;
    font-size:0.9em;
  }

  div.blfForum ul li:hover {
    background-color:#f4f4f4;
  }
-->
</style>

</head>
<body>

<div class="blfForum">
<script language="javascript" src="http://www.ahnenforschung-bayern.de/forum/rdf.php?feed=news&type=javascript" type="text/javascript"></script>
</div>

</body>
</html>

HTML code example: The code demonstrates how to integrate the feeds into your own page. CSS is affecting the look and feel.
What you will get: Here you see how the example code will be rendered by a browser. The width has been limited, there is a border, the preview text is a little bit smaller, and the font color is some kind of grey.

Is it possible to get the contents without Javascript?
The disadvantage of Javascript is that a visitor will see the generated content only if Javascript is activated in the browser. To avoid this disadvantage you can use an appropriate rss parser instead of Javascript. (Soon, we will offer a PHP based solution, too.)

Are feeds for particular county subboards possible?
Regretfully, there are no feeds for particular counties yet, but if you wish, we could offer such feeds, too. Maybe you have a webpage about a special region and want to add the newest messages for your visitors? If so, please contact the board administrator (Christian Benz).

Terms of use
You are allowed to modify the feed's appearance to get the look and feel of your website. However, it is not allowed to modify or delete parts of the content (text, pictures, hyperlinks). The use of our feed service is at your own risk. This is a voluntary service provided by the BLF e.V. which can be deleted at any time without announcement, quite without reason. We keep the right to forbid the integration of our feed contents for particular websites.



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