Who is it for?
If you prefer to receive your paper at home instead of picking it up at the store, then XML is what you need. XML is very useful for those of us who want monitor news on a variety of sites closely (not only news about the administration). It means you no longer need to visit each site separately.
What is it?
The XML logo means that the site uses an RSS system which understands the XML programming language. RSS stands for Rich Site Summary. Some sites are also using the RSS logo.
How does it work?
Special software called a feed reader collects all the news from the various sites you have selected and introduced into your system and then makes all this news available to you without any further intervention by you. Example: You may want to be notified about any news from Federal Ministry of Economy, the International Press Centre, presscenter.org, Reuters, etc. The news titles will be displayed on your screen and all you have to do is click the ones that interest you. top
Which sites are providing news?
You can find an overview of all the sites that display the XML (or RSS) logo on the following websites:
http://www.syndic8.com/ What you need to do?
Although RSS is technically quite complex, it's very easy to use. There are two things you need to do:
1. Install a so-called feed reader on your PC. You can choose which reader you want to download (some examples).
2. In the relevant dialogue box, just type the addresses (url) of the sites that you want to receive news from. More information on RSS You can find more information on the RSS system at the Website of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister (in Dutch or French).