View Full Version : Computer/internet jargon

01-31-2008, 03:01 PM
I posted this question under "general knitting" because I keep seeing these terms on knitting sites, although it's not completely related to knitting in and of itself.

I guess I'm not up on recent computer stuff, so I feel dumb. :oops: What are "RSS" and "XML feeds" and what do they do? What does it mean if a site is in "beta"?

01-31-2008, 03:05 PM
I can't answer the first two, but "beta" just means the site is undergoing testing to see if it is working right. They call it beta testing. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it has something to do with it being the 2nd round of testing, since 'beta' is the 2nd letter of the alphabet. :)

01-31-2008, 03:29 PM
wikipedia can explain! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(file_format)