Rich Site Summary (RSS) or as some refer to it, Real Simple Syndication, is an XML-based format for content distribution in real time. Canadian Army and DND/CF news feeds include the date, title, summary and a link to the full news article or news release. If after reading a summary you want to view the full text, simply link to the full text document found on the Web site.
Using your mouse, right click on the XML orange graphic. In the Microsoft I.E. browser "copy shortcut" and in Netscape and Firefox browsers "Copy Link Location" from the pop-up menu that appears. Launch your news aggregator or news reader application and paste the news feed URL into an "add new feed" window. Detailed instructions on how to add news feeds are included in the news reader application that you choose.
When news items are published by the Canadian Army or Canadian Forces, your news reader/aggregator will let you know through a small pop-up window or other alert device. If you close your news reader/aggregator, you will not be advised of updates until the next time you open it. Unlike e-mail subscriptions, you are not required to provide personal information or an e-mail address to benefit from receiving news from the Canadian Army or the Canadian Forces.
There are numerous RSS news readers / news aggregators available for free download or for purchase on the Internet.