|WHAT IS RSS AND XML?
RSS is like having a
subscription newspaper delivered to your house.
But the newspaper is our website news, the
newspaper boy is a small program called an RSS
Feed Reader (or a bookmark in your web browser)
and your front porch is actually your computer.
Thats basically it in a nutshell.
WHAT DO THE LETTERS R-S-S STAND FOR?
The letters, R-S-S, originally
stood for, Rich Site Summary. It was
first offered by Netscape in 1999 and then
abandoned in 2001. From what weve come to
understand, another company called UserLand
Software then created an RSS software program.
UserLand held that the initials meant,
Really Simple Syndication.
In other corners of the web, R-S-S,
was also intended to stand for, RDF Site
But no matter what R-S-S stands for
or who, invented, it, RSS means
immediate news and information access.
HOW DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
When we have news or information we add a
corresponding headline and description of that
item to an RSS/XML Feed File on our web server.
This file then provides that headline and
description to computers that have subscribed RSS
Feed Readers, to web browsers having subscribed
to our RSS feed and to web-based RSS Readers when
the Feed URL is pasted in.
HOW TO SUBSCRIBE TO OUR RSS FEED
There are four options:
If you already have a Feed Reader, then
follow the steps required of that Reader.
Feed Readers are available for free on the
web (to subscribe via a Google Feed Reader, WATCH THIS VIDEO).
If your browser supports RSS subscription
then in the news box area of our Menu page click
on the RSS/XLM link and you will be automatically
subscribed or instructed on subscribing.
Use an online Feed Reader, like FEEDBUCKET, and bookmark it for
If your choice of a Feed Reader requires a Feed
URL (thats the location of the RSS/XML Feed
File mentioned above), then copy and paste in
WHAT IS THE COST?
There isnt any.