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RSS Explained

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format designed for sharing web content like news headlines. An RSS service (or channel) consists of a list of items, each of which contains a headline, description, and a link to a web page. Borough of Poole RSS will supply headlines and links back to boroughofpoole.com

How do I use RSS?

To use RSS, you will need a special RSS news reader or aggregator that will allow you to collect and display RSS service. RSS news readers allow you to view the service you select all together in the same place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

There are many different news readers available, many for free. Most news readers are applications that you download and install. Some others are web-based service you sign-up for that work inside your browser.

Where do I start?

The best place to begin is probably using a search engine. Do a search for "Feed readers", and have a look around and see which one you want to use.

Or, to set up a feed reader in your browser, the following information is available:

Mozilla Firefox Live Bookmarks information

Internet Explorer Live Bookmarks information

List of News Readers

After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to use Borough of Pooles RSS feeds. To subscribe to the Borough of Poole RSS feed, right-click on one of the channels and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the location (URL) of the service. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to.

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