What is RSS

RSS íkon News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. Latest news and other web content is aggregated and made available to you in one place without you having to visit each website from which you have taken a feed.

Feeds are known as RSS, which is a synonym for a number of XML standards that summarize content and communicate it in a standardized way. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people opt for Really Simple Syndication.

How do I use RSS Feeds?

To view RSS News Feeds you need an application called an RSS Reader. RSS Readers are comparable to Email programmes that retrieve the latest content from websites that the user has subscribed to. Some RSS readers are downloadable applications that must be installed on a specific computer, whereas browser-based readers allow you to access your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer

Once you have chosen an RSS Reader you can decide what content you want to receive. On websites that publish news material – including landsbanki.com – you will notice an orange button next to news lists. If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed.

Latest versions of browsers (such as Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla Firefox 2.0 etc.) have specific RSS support built into them, that allow you to subscribe to a feed directly form the browser. If you are using an older browser version you must copy the URL of the feed and paste it into your RSS Reader.

Where do I find RSS Readers?

A range of different RSS Readers are available at each time and new versions are frequently released. Different readers are also for different operating systems so it is important to select a reader designed for your operating system.

Examples of RSS Readers

Web based readers:


Mac OS X