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XML is popping up all over the Internet and the need to transfer information from system to system, independent of the platform, is greater then ever. XML (eXtensible Markup Language) allows you to define your own human readable markup language (similar to HTML). Many vendors are now operating with XML, due to the fact that it is text based and platform independent. A number of XML-based standards have already been created to facilitate data exchange. This article will focus on one of these standards, and probably the most popular, RSS. In this article you'll learn how to read and parse an RSS document using the ColdFusion MX XML tags and functions, and some tips will be offered on how you can aggregate the data for later use. What Is RSS? RSS is an XML 1.0-based standard that was developed by Netscape to transfer data between Web sites from their portal environment... (more)