RSS Feeds from Financial Management Service
 

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 Google or Yahoo.

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 WindowsLive, Yahoo or Google or any of the stand alone news readers like Active Web Reader, GreatNews and FeedIt.

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 RSS/XML button will be used to indicate the presence of a feed.
  • Click on the RSS/XML 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:

RSS/XML Press Releases   RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML
RSS/XML Publications   RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML
RSS/XML Programs & Services   RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML RSS/XML

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 RSS/XML logo on the page?
The RSS/XML 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, GreatNews, FeedIt and Internet Explorer 7.0.


   Last Updated:  March 14, 2014