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Really Simple Syndication (RSS)

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with FSA news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed." RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible Markup Language).


What is an RSS Reader?

An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in a central location of your choosing

Where Can I Get an RSS Reader?

Some browsers, such as the current versions of Firefox and Safari have built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the internet; some are free to download and others are available for purchase.

How Do I Use RSS Feeds?

The first step is to choose an RSS reader. Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel." Follow the directions for your reader but, in most cases, here's how it works:

  • Click on the small RSS button near the feed you want. For example, 'News Releases.' You'll see a page displaying XML code with the News Releases.
  • Paste that URL into the "Add New Channel" section of the reader. The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

Subscribe to RSS Feeds

Stay on top of important FSA news and information with the RSS feed. We'll revise this feed when we add news and featured content on the website.

To subscribe to the State News Releases RSS Feed, go to the State News Releases page.

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Last Modified: 06/3/2008



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