What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It is a mechanism for subscribing to "headlines" from a Web site. RSS can be used as an alternative to e-mail delivery of tables of contents and article abstracts. It can also be used as a way of syndicating information from one Web site to another.
RSS Feed Description
The feeds will include title, abstract (for articles which have abstracts), and author information, with a link to the full contents if you have access.
How do I use an RSS feed?
In order to use this service, you will need to download an RSS reader. An RSS reader is a software program that automatically gathers the RSS feeds you select and aggregates them on your desktop or on a customized Web site (e.g., My Yahoo! or Bloglines).
Many RSS readers are available, and most of them are free. Additionally, newer versions of some Web browsers (e.g., Firefox and Safari) now support RSS. APS does not endorse any particular RSS reader or Web browser and cannot provide technical support for RSS reading — you must download and install at your own risk. For a list of RSS readers, please click here: http://blogspace.com/rss/readers.
Why do I see "code" when I click on the RSS links?
RSS feeds are designed to be viewed with RSS readers (see above). If you view the RSS feed in a standard Web browser, you will see the tagged data in its "raw" format. Instead of clicking on the RSS button, you will need to right-click and select "Copy Shorcut," then paste the URL into your RSS reader. (For more specific instructions, see your particular RSS reader's documentation.)
APS RSS feeds are in the RSS 1.0 format. Please see http://purl.org/rss/1.0 for a detailed specification.