RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, delivers web content directly to you without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is called a "feed." RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML and requires an RSS Reader, a small software program that collects and displays RSS feeds. Current versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari web browsers have built-in RSS readers. There are also standalone RSS readers available on the web; some are free to download and others are available for purchase.
Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a "channel," so make sure to read the instructions that came with the software. The newest web browsers will add the channel with a single click. In other readers, you may be required to copy a URL from your web browser address bar and paste it into a “Add New Channel” section of your news reader.
You will find much more information about RSS feeds on the web. A good place to start is Wikipedia, click here.
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit offers several RSS feeds with headlines, descriptions and links back to our website for complete information.
* If you are using Chrome or Internet Explorer 6.0 or earlier, you will need to obtain an RSS Reader. See below for information about how to obtain a Reader. RSS feeds also may be added to your personal web pages at My Yahoo, Google Reader, Live Bookmarks and Bloglines. See the instructions available at each site.