|If you would like to
use this feed to display News content on your site, you will need a News
Reader or other similar device.
You can subscribe to this RSS feed in a number of ways, including the
Drag the RSS button into your News
Drag the URL of the RSS feed into your News
Cut and paste the URL of the RSS feed into
your News Reader
Click the My Yahoo Button to read the feed
from your My Yahoo pageClick the Add
to Google Button to read the feed with Google Reader
What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing
headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable "What's New"
for your site. Originated by UserLand in 1997 and subsequently used by Netscape
to fill channels for Netcenter.
RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the
weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A
news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by
checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of
A brief history
The name "RSS" is an umbrella term for a format
that spans several different versions of at least two different (but
parallel) formats. The original RSS, version 0.90, was designed by
Netscape as a format for building portals of headlines to mainstream
news sites. It was deemed overly complex for its goals; a simpler
version, 0.91, was proposed and subsequently dropped when Netscape
lost interest in the portal-making business. But 0.91 was picked up
by another vendor, UserLand Software, which intended to use it as the
basis of its weblogging products and other web-based writing
In the meantime, a third, non-commercial group split off and
designed a new format based on what they perceived as the original
guiding principles of RSS 0.90 (before it got simplified into 0.91).
This format, which is based on RDF, is called RSS 1.0. But UserLand
was not involved in designing this new format, and, as an advocate of
simplifying 0.90, it was not happy when RSS 1.0 was announced.
Instead of accepting RSS 1.0, UserLand continued to evolve the 0.9x
branch, through versions 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, and finally 2.0.