Questions & Answers About RSS

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 subscribe to RSS feeds from the Reserve Bank of Australia website?

Locate the orange RSS button on the Updates page and follow the instructions for your RSS reader. For example:

  1. Copy and paste the URL for the RSS feed you require into the ‘Add Feed…’ or ‘New Feed…’ dialogue box of the RSS feed reader of your choice.