Dave, I’m now running the slick new Mac OS X Tiger operating system from Apple, and amy trying to get up to speed with the RSS reader built into the new version of Safari. Very nice, but… it doesn’t seem to know that my Weblogs have RSS feeds! How do I tweak my blog so Safari can see the feed and offer a one-button subscription for Tiger users?
Great question, and now that Tiger is officially out of the bag (as it were) I can start talking about some of the really cool facets of this new operating system from Apple. I’ve been running Tiger for about two months now.
To accomplish what you ask is pretty straightforward and I’m surprised that your weblog application isn’t already doing the right thing, actually.
Here’s the secret:
Within your HEAD block in your document, you need to add an “alternate rel” link to the top of your page, between the <head> and </head> tags. For my blog it looks like this:
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="https://www.askdavetaylor.com/index.rdf" />
Not too hard! Add that line to your index template (or equivalent, depending on what blogging software you’re using) and then revisit the page in Safari to see what happens.
And now that you’ve done that, you might be interested in learning how to build those slick Web site icons, favicons, for your blog too. I have a number of articles here on the subject, just click on favicons for more details.