This information applies to Windows Internet Explorer 7 and Windows Internet Explorer 8.
Here are answers to some common questions about feeds (RSS).
Feeds, also known as RSS feeds, XML feeds, syndicated content, or web feeds, contain frequently updated content published by a website. They are usually used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio, or video. Feeds can also be used to deliver audio content (usually in MP3 format) which you can listen to on your computer or MP3 player. This is referred to as podcasting.
Open Internet Explorer by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Internet Explorer.
Go to the website that has the feed you want to subscribe to.
Click a feed (if more than one is available). If only one feed is available, you will go directly to that page.
Click Subscribe to this Feed.
Type a name for the feed and select the folder to create the feed in.
A feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, Internet Explorer automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed.
No, it's usually free to subscribe to a feed.
Yes, Internet Explorer provides the Common Feed List to other programs. This allows you to subscribe to feeds with Internet Explorer and read them in other programs, such as e‑mail clients, or the Windows Sidebar.
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds.
The most common formats are RSS and Atom. Feed formats are constantly being updated with new versions. Internet Explorer supports RSS 0.91, 1.0, and 2.0, and ATOM .3, 1.0
. All web feed formats are based on XML (Extensible Markup Language), a text-based computer language used to describe and distribute structured data and documents.