Friday, 19 November 2010 10:55am
Subscriptions and RSS feeds
Get the latest news from South Australia Police as an RSS Feed.
When the SAPOL news website is updated, the site’s RSS newsfeed will notify you and provide a link to the new content.
Newsfeeds on this website are linked using the industry-standard orange icon.
HOW TO ACCESS RSS FEEDS
To access an RSS newsfeed, you need a feed reader (also known as an aggregator) that is built in to most current web browsers.
The four most common types of feed readers are:
- Web browsers
- Feed reader software
- Email software (MS Outlook 2007)
To subscribe to one of the RSS feed:
- Click on the RSS button next to the feed you want (or control, click for Mac users)
- Copy the URL of the page that is displayed.
- Paste the address in the appropriate place in your feed reader.
RSS is a free service offered by the South Australia Police for use in RSS readers.
South Australia Police RSS feeds are protected by copyright laws and are available for personal, non-commercial use only.
MORE ABOUT RSS FEEDS
What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for distributing content. This allows you to subscribe to content on dozens of websites and have it delivered directly to you on one page, via your RSS feed reader.
What is a feed reader?
To read RSS feeds, you need a software program called a feed reader, also known as a newsreader or an aggregator. This reader regularly collects content from various websites and provides it to you in a simple form, similar to your email inbox. There are many newsreaders available in a variety of formats. Some can be accessed using a web browser, others are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and add the RSS feeds you want.
How do I start receiving RSS feeds?
You need to either install a feed reader on your computer or choose to use one of the web-based feed reader services. Full instructions on how to set up either kind of feed reader can be found on individual feed reader websites.
The South Australia Police does not recommend, endorse or support any particular RSS reader or aggregator product.
Some commonly used feed readers include:
- Outlook 2007
- NewzCrawler MAC
- Shrook Web
- NewsGator Online
- My Yahoo!
- Google Reader
Some feed readers cater for those with vision impairment and other disabilities:
Some browsers do not support RSS feeds. Internet Explorer 7 and Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or greater however will support RSS feeds.