What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for distributing and aggregating Web content such as news, and information readable by a software program on your desktop computer or hand-held PDA (personal digital assistant) such as a PALM Pilot or PocketPC device.
Headlines and information from WXXI's locally-produced radio programs as well as news and information from PBS and NPR are available through RSS feeds, which use a technology called XML to deliver headlines and summaries to your desktop.
If you click an RSS link, you will see XML (or eXtensible Markup Language) code in your browser. This is to be expected, since you are not meant to view the raw RSS feed in a browser window. To view the headlines, add the feed to an RSS news reader, or to a browser that supports RSS feeds. Some news readers include Amphetadesk for Windows, Mac, Linux; Feedreader for Windows; and NewsFire for Mac OS X -- but there are many other RSS readers to choose from. My Yahoo! users may add RSS feeds to their home pages directly without a reader. RSS also allows you to re-use the information in our feeds on your own Web site.
Terms and Conditions for Use
WXXI, NPR and PBS RSS feeds are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights in and to the WXXI, NPR and PBS feeds, including the content and technology included therein, are reserved to the respective organizations. WXXI, NPR and PBS RSS feeds are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may display the headlines, active links and other information contained in the RSS feeds (the "RSS feed content") on your personal Web site and otherwise use the RSS feeds for personal, noncommercial purposes, provided that:
* (a) you do not modify or delete any of the RSS feed content
* (b) you do not redistribute the RSS feeds
* (c) you do not post audio files or full-text stories other than as included in the RSS feed
* (d) the links redirect the user to the WXXI, NPR and PBS Web sites when the user clicks on them
* (e) the use or display does not suggest that WXXI, NPR or PBS promote or endorse any third party causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services.
If you display the RSS feed content publicly, including on your Web site, you must provide attribution to WXXI, NPR or PBS respectively adjacent to the RSS feed content, by including "WXXI Headlines", "PBS Headlines" or "NPR News Headlines" in text (or in the case of NPR feeds, by displaying the NPR logo contained in the RSS feed), without modification. Any other use of WXXI, NPR OR PBS trademarks, or service marks, or of the RSS feeds requires the prior written permission of the respective organization.