Google Chrome lacks native RSS reading and handling, for the moment. There's a nifty webapp, however, that can fill some of the void for users of web-based feed readers. The applet at RAMisp.org's page is tailor-made for Google Chrome users who use Google Reader, Pageflakes, Netvibes, or My Yahoo for their RSS reading. Let's assume, though, that a halfway savvy coder could modify RAMisp's page to incorporate other readers (and please post a link if you host it!). To use the service, head to feeds.ramisp.org in your Chrome browser, then drag the "Auto-Detect RSS" bookmark onto your bookmarks bar (if you don't see a bar, activate it with Control+B). You can also grab a "View RSS Feed" if you want to see a site's feed in your browser. Head to any page with an RSS feed available, hit your "Auto-Detect RSS" link, and you'll land on a page with the feed displayed and auto-subscription links at the top:
The major downside is the seeming lack of a selector for sites with multiple feeds, as the webapp seemingly grabs the basic
index.xml link. Still, that's a rare problem for a handful of sites, and RAMisp's tool offers a nicely minimalist way of shuttling feeds between your browser and your reader, rather than hunting down and copy/pasting XML links. It's free to use.