How do RSS feeds work in AOL Desktop v10.1?

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How do RSS feeds work in AOL Desktop v10.1?

RSS, or RDF Site Summary (formerly called Rich Site Summary) is a way of describing news or other Web content that is available for distribution or syndication from an online publisher to Web users. RSS is an application of the Extensible Markup Language (XML) that complies with the World Wide Web Consortium's Resource Description Framework (RDF). Originally developed by Netscape® for its browser's Netcenter channels, the RSS specification is now available for anyone to use.

A Web site that wants to publish some of its content, such as news headlines or stories, creates a description of the content in the form of an RSS document. The publishing site then registers its RSS document with one of several existing directories of RSS publishers. Using AOL® Desktop, you can read periodically provided distributions.

News is only one form of content that can be distributed with an RSS feed. Other possibilities include discussion forum excerpts, software announcements, and any form of content retrievable with a Web address(URL).

How-To's

How do I add the Feeds to AOL Desktop v10.1 Browser?

Note: If the Feeds side panel is not active, click the View menu, and then click Side Panels.

To add the Feeds to AOL Desktop v10.1 Browser:
1. On the Browser window, click the Settings menu, and then click Side Panels.

2. Under Available Panels, highlight the desired feeds.

3. Click Add, and then click Save.

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How do I add an RSS Feed using the XML icon?

If an RSS feed is available on the current Web site, an orange RSS icon located to the right corner of the address bar. Hover your mouse over the orange icon to open a message, confirming an RSS feed is available for the page.

To add an RSS feed using the XML icon:
1. Click the orange RSS icon in the right of the URL field, and then click the RSS feed.

2. Click OK.

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How do I add an RSS Feed using the Feeds side panel?

To add an RSS feed using the Feeds side panel:
1. Click the Feeds tab located to the left side of the Browser window to open it.

2. Click Add.

3. In the Feed Address URL: box, type the URL of the RSS feed, and then click Save.

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How do I add an RSS Feed using the Feeds side panel?

To remove an RSS feed from the Feeds panel:
1. Click the Feeds tab to open it.

2. Click Manage.

3. Highlight the URL of the feed you wish to remove.

4. Click Delete.

5. Click Yes.

6. Click Close.

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Last updated: 03-24-2011
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