Autosubscription to newsfeeds

· Syndication

As Stanton Finley pointed out in my comments, AOL‘s explanation of RSS mentions that the link to the feed is not meant to be viewed in a web browser. They’ve clearly thought about the problem of people clicking those ubiquitous orange XML and RSS buttons.
I’m wondering if there’s some way to tell the browser how to recognize an RSS (or Atom?) feed and summon a helper application (probably an aggregator, such as Radio or NetNewsWire or SharpReader, etc.) where the feed can be handled, subscribed to, viewed, and so on?
I guess this is what NewsMonster does automatically in the Mozilla context? I’m downloading Firebird now to try it out.