Questions & Answers about RSS
- What is RSS?
- Why use RSS?
- What tools do I need to use RSS?
- How do I receive RSS feed from the Australian Government Guarantee Scheme website?
1. What is RSS?
The abbreviation "RSS" represents: Really Simple Syndication; or RDF (Resource Description Framework) Site Summary; or Rich Site Summary.
RSS is an XML-based (Extensible Markup Language) data file format. An RSS file can contain a summary of Web content or the full text.
2. Why use RSS?
RSS makes it possible for people to keep up-to-date with information on websites in an automated manner that can be fed into special programs or filtered displays.
3. What tools do I need to use RSS?
RSS content can be read using software called an "RSS" reader, "feed reader" or an "aggregator", which can be web-based or desktop-based. There are many different RSS readers available on the market.
4. How do I receive RSS feed from the Australian Government Guarantee Scheme website?
The Australian Government Guarantee Scheme website has one RSS feed for its 'Scheme Rules' page. To receive notification about any changes to the rules, locate the orange RSS button on the Scheme Rules page and follow the instructions for your RSS reader. For example:
- Copy the URL for the RSS feed you require to your clipboard.
- Paste it into the "Add Feed..." or "New Feed..." dialogue box of the RSS feed reader of your choice.