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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. That’s 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 we’ve 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 Summary.”


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 repeated use.


If your choice of a Feed Reader requires a Feed URL (that’s the location of the RSS/XML Feed File mentioned above), then copy and paste in this:


http://www.thelighthousepress.com/lighthousefeed.xml


WHAT IS THE COST?

There isn’t any.


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