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RSS History

RSS has released a number of different versions.

RSS History

RSS History

  • 1997 - Dave Winer developed scriptingNews. RSS was born.
  • 1999 - Netscape developed RSS 0.90 (supported by the scriptingNews). This is a simple XML with the RDF header.
  • 1999 - Dave Winer at UserLand has developed scriptingNews 2.0b1 (contains specific Netscape's RSS 0.90).
  • 1999 - Netscape developed RSS 0.91. In this version, they removed the RDF header, but includes most of the features from the scriptingNews 2.0b1.
  • 1999 - UserLand breaking scriptingNews, but only use RSS 0.91.
  • Netscape stopped development RSS
  • In 2000 - UserLand released formal specification 0.91
  • 2000 - A team led by the Rael Dornfest at O'Reilly developed RSS 1.0. This format uses RDF and namespaces. This version is often confused with the new version 0.91, but it is completely dependent on the new format of RSS 0.91.
  • In 2000 - Dave Winer at UserLand has developed RSS 0.92.
  • 2002 - Dave Winer developed after leaving Userland RSS 2.0.
  • 2003 - official RSS 2.0 specification was released.

The difference is in where?

RSS 1.0 is the only use of the W3C RDF (Resource Description Framework) standard developed version.

RDF implied idea is to help build a Semantic Web. Read more about this in RDF and the Semantic Web content . Although this relationship is not with ordinary users, but through the use of Web standards for personal data and applications will be more easily exchanged.

RSS Which version should I use?

RSS 0.91 and RSS 2.0 is easier to understand than RSS 1.0. Our tutorial is based on RSS 2.0.

The presence of RSS Web standards?

There is no official standard for RSS.

  • All the RSS feeds of about 50% use RSS 0.91.
  • Approximately 25% use RSS 1.0.
  • Finally, 25% use RSS 0.9x version or RSS 2.0.