What is RSS?

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What is RSS?

Post by IDA » Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:41 pm

What is RSS?

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We thought that it might be useful to give a short explanation about RSS. It stands for Really Simple Syndication and it is the ideal way to receive the content you want from the web - delivered to your desktop in an easily manageable way.

Any site that displays the RSS logo will be able to provide a constantly updated source of news and information delivered to your PC via a piece of software called a an aggregator, or an RSS Reader.

This reader will check your favourite websites several times a day for new content, meaning you do not have to spend time surfing the web looking for updates.

The RSS reader will display the headlines and a brief synopsis of anything new it finds on your pre-selected favourites – allowing you to decide whether to click through to the site and read the whole story.

ISAF have a comprehensive explanation on their site which is well worth reading

ISAF - RSS

Please note that Firefox can be downloaded free at http://www.mozilla-europe.org . it is free and easy to download.

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Re: What is RSS?

Post by sotarn » Fri Jul 24, 2009 10:48 am

Is there any news feed available for the IDA main site or forum?

I've used it for years to monitor changes on some pages that I do not visit regulary and it is quite useful.
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What is RSS?

Post by IDA » Fri Jul 24, 2009 11:19 am

Yes there certainly is and the orange RSS reader is to be found to the right of "What's new on the IDA Forum"
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It sounds as if you already have an RSS reader installed on your computer. For those who have not done so already, one must be downloaded. IE7, Forefox, Safari, Sharp Reader, NewsGator and Feedreader and many more are to be found via any internet search engine.

The RSS reader must be installed to display the feed correctly on the computer. If an RSS reader is not correctly installed , clicking on the RSS button will merely display a page of code.

Most sites that offer RSS feeds use an orange RSS logo which appears in the toolbar when the site is open. Some may just have a normal web link to the feed. Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for RSS feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier.

Once you have found the RSS links on your favourite sites and added them to your reader the logo
will always be appear in the toolbar on top of all the latest information you want right across the web.

The RSS link can also be sent to your desktop.

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Re: What is RSS?

Post by sotarn » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:07 am

Hi,

Thanks, but it was not really clear where the link could be found, but it can be found by following the "news in brief" link from the start page, finally I found it and it apperas to work fine.

If there is others having problem finding it, maybe it would be nice to have the ULR in this forum thread?
Here is the link: IDA news feed
//Daniel

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Re: What is RSS?

Post by Webmaster » Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:04 pm

In this topic all icons
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and are now links to the IDA RSS Feed.

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