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 RSS Feeds 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.