What is RSS?
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to get the news you want whenever it is updated, even if you are not on the
Financial Management Service website.
RSS enables users to quickly scan the website for frequently changing contents. RSS uses
an XML-based structure. Users can subscribe to feeds through a program called a news reader or aggregator. There are many such
news readers or aggregators available, and they can be found in many locations on the World Wide Web.
You can find news readers by searching places like the
DMOZ Open Directory Project,
Feed Readers and News Aggregators,
or by using search engines such as
How do I subscribe to a feed?
For newer browsers such as Mozilla's FireFox 2.0 and
Internet Explorer 7.0,
with built-in news reader, simply select "Subscribe to this Feed" to add to the browser's feeds.
For Internet Explorer 6.0 and earlier browsers, stand alone news readers such as Active Web Reader
has components that can be added to automatically discover news feeds on a web page.
Simply select the news feeds you want and add them to the news reader.
You can also use any available web-based news readers such as
or any of the stand alone news readers like
Active Web Reader,
Once you have a news reader, the next step is to subscribe to a feed. Different RSS readers provide
varying methods for subscribing to feeds, but the following instructions typically work for most readers:
A small button will be used to
indicate the presence of a feed.
Click on the button, or
the accompanying link. Most browsers will display the XML source code.
Copy the XML's URL from your browser's address bar into the "Add New Feed"
portion of your news reader. The feed should now show up in your news reader.
What feeds are available from Financial Management Service?
Financial Management Service currently offers RSS feeds of:
What version of RSS do you use?
At the present time Financial Management Service feeds use the RSS 2.0 specification. The feeds give the page title,
description and link in a fixed format for the latest feeds.
Why is the logo on the page?
The logo is currently in use across the Internet to indicate to users that RSS feeds
are available from the site. XML stands for eXtensible Markup Language, and is the basic language of the RSS technology.
What RSS Reader do you recommend?
While Financial Management Service cannot endorse any particular product, our staff have used
Active Web Reader,
Internet Explorer 7.0.