Canada Winter Games 2007
RSS and Atom Feeds

News Feed



The 2007 Canada Winter Games site provides RSS and ATOM feeds so that you can keep up-to-date on news items related to the games.

What are RSS Feeds?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) technology allows you to get the specific information you are looking for quickly and conveniently. Using a format called XML, RSS gathers content from your favourite web sources and delivers the latest news and features directly to you using a feed reader.

An RSS feed, much like a channel, enables your computer to obtain information. Simply download a news reader that is compatible with your operating system (many are available for downloading free of charge) and locate the orange RSS buttons on your favourite webpages. The RSS will regularly collect the most up-to-date information from the sources you have selected. The headlines, accompanied by short summaries, will link you to the full article.

What are Atom Feeds?

Atom feeds are similar to the more common RSS XML-based newsfeeds offered by a growing number web sites. Similar to RSS you can use tools known as feed readers to subscribe to feeds from sites of interest. Atom is the feed format of choice for Google's Blogger.com service and others.

The following are some popular feed readers:

  • Feedster - www.feedster.com
  • RSS Bandit - www.rssbandit.org
  • Klipfolio - www.serence.com
  • NewsGator - www.newsgator.com

You can also use hosted services like Google's personal homepage to aggregate a variety of RSS and Atom feeds.