RSS Feeds

If you want timely updates, to follow discussions as they unfold, think RSS…


What is RSS?
A Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, is a summarised description of the content of a website in an XML format file, a string of information that the webmaster of a site makes available to individuals or other webmasters.

[On the Apur -Atelier Parisien d’Urbanisme- site, you will find all the latest updates]

What is RSS for?
Rather than searching manually for the latest modifications and updates added to the site, by subscribing to an RSS feed all new content is sent directly to your browser.
[on the Apur site you will be updated in real time]


How does it work?
Free tools on the web, such as Thunderbird, RSSXpress, RSSowl etc. enable you to subscribe to these feeds.
With Firefox, you can manage dynamic favourites by clicking on the RSS logo icon at the bottom (or top) right-hand side of your browser. You will receive the information as if you were receiving an email, immediately it is published on the internet site.
[on the Apur site, you will have a different perspective of the flow of information]


How do I subscribe ?

  • If you use the Firefox browser, all you have to do is click on the RSS feed icon and sign-on as a subscriber. Click on “add a dynamic page-marker”. You will find all the internal information feeds on the personal bar of your browser and/or in your page-marker.
  • If you wish to receive an alert every time new information is put on-line, you can go via an RSS feed aggregator and simply copy the feed address (at the top of this page, with the coloured background) and paste it into your reader (new feed icon)...

If you require help adding a feed onto your reader, you can also look at information provided in Wikipedia.