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RSS Feeds on Iwight.com

This page explains what an RSS feed is and how it can enable you to get Council news and information faster and more suited towards you.

Contents:
What is RSS?
How do I use RSS feeds?
Am I able to use iwight.com feeds on my site?
What feeds are currently available on iwight.com?
Are your feeds valid?

What is RSS?

The actual meaning of RSS has varied from version to version, but it is usually referred to as Really Simple Syndication.

Basically, an RSS feed is a page of XML (Extensible Mark-up Language) which can be linked to via RSS readers . If you were to look at the actual XML page, it would most likely look rather baffling to the majority of users. It's written like this so as to be consistent with every other RSS feed, which means RSS readers can display any valid RSS feed you link them to.

How do I use RSS feeds?

RSS Feed Icon When you see this logo, you can subscribe to the feed in a number of ways, the easiest of which is to click the link the icon is next to and then copy the URL (the page's address) into your RSS reader.

It's then all about how you manage your RSS feeds in your reader, which is the beauty of RSS as a whole because it gives you the power to be sent the information you'd like, without having to visit multiple pages/websites.

The best RSS Reader we've discovered that handles our feeds well, is easy to use and is free is FeedReader .

Am I able to use iwight.com feeds on my site?

Yes, using our RSS feeds is a great way of populating your site with up-to-date council information. Please make sure it is clear the feed is directly from iwight.com, all content relating to the feed itself is copyright Isle of Wight Council, unless otherwise stated.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of iwight.com content and the Isle of Wight Council does not accept any liability for its feeds. Click here for iwight.com Disclaimer .

What feeds are currently available on iwight.com?

We currently have the following feeds online:

RSS Feed Icon Events
RSS Feed Icon Press Releases
RSS Feed Icon Road Works

Are your feeds valid?

We're confident that we've made our feeds display valid XML (the scripting language RSS feeds are written in) but there is a possibility that the data they return may have characters that may invalidate the feed. Should this occur please contact us: webteam@iow.gov.uk .

Should you have any queries or questions about our feeds contact us: webteam@iow.gov.uk