Find the RSS Feed for any blog!

Most blogging tools like Blogger include an secret link to the page feed in your published HTML. You can only see it by viewing the HTML source of a blog page:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/>
<title>Public Object</title>
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Public Object - Atom"
href="" />

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Public Object - RSS"
href="" />

My browser knows to look for this link, and provides a link to the RSS version. Pages that have the feed link get a cute little blue RSS link in the address bar:
Safari RSS Icon

My newsreader also knows how to find an RSS link on any blog I throw at it, using its convenient "Discover Feeds" feature.

For application developers
If you're writing a webapp, consider providing RSS versions for your data! You can include the link right in the page head without cluttering up the layout with the standard orange icon.

This applies to all kinds of webapps, not just blogging tools. For example, I work on an online billing system. I bet our customers would love RSS feeds for their monthly bills!

For Internet users
If you're looking for a feed icon, it might be hidden in the HTML source. Your newsreader might even be able to detect the feed link for you!