RSS is an XML-based format that allows you to subscribe to online information of interest, offering timely updates.
What is it used for?
RSS provides access to all frequently updated information of interest, instantaneously recuperating novelties introduced without having to visit the websites to look for the changes.
How to access the RSS?
Specific software is required to be able to share this information, as well as an aggregator or RSS reader, a program able to read and interpret the RSS sources or “feeds” which are automatically updated when there is new information..
What aggregators can it use?
There is a large variety of RSS readers, but they can be classified into three categories:
- Desk aggregators: installed in your computer. Some examples:
- On-line aggregators: they do not require installation. It usually suffices to register on the aggregator site to be able to use it.
- Aggregators as plug-ins in some navigators and mail managers: For example Firefox, Netscape, Opera or Thunderbird all include them in their programs as an added value service.
How to register for the RSS?
If you already have an aggregator, select the RSS file offered on this website. In general, the subscription is done by copying the URL address of the RSS file and pasting it in your aggregator.