What on earth is this RSS ? Rational Security Service ? what is it ? That was a question that I had around a year back or so. But now its clear.
RSS is nothing but standard XML data. But what does it stand for ? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, which came from a structure of defining a resource. RSS was defined so that the user, client can read any resource available without browsing the particular site. Be it news website, a blog site, a technical resource site, etc. The idea was to syndicate or deliver the content in other manner than the web page.
And then comes the “baaap” (Father) of data structuring format, XML
You may have come across something like this
The orange icon in Firefox notifies that the current website has an RSS feed, or the user can alternatively fetch the content from RSS feed.