This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.
RSS 0.90 is the earliest known version of RSS released to the public, and was replaced by Netscape's RSS 0.91 (Revision 1). It was created by Netscape to be a metadata format providing a summary of a website. (And not only a syndication format, as it is today.)
RSS 0.90 is an RDF-based format.
When RSS 0.90 was created, the RSS initialization stood for Rich Site Summary and not Really Simple Syndication. (See RSS - What is in a Name for more info on RSS's naming history.)
NOTE: RSS 0.90 has been deprecated. Producers of RSSSHOULD NOT be creating RSS 0.90 feeds, andSHOULD instead use a newer non-deprecated RSS format. (See the RSS Versions List for a list of non-deprecated RSS formats.) Consumers of RSSSHOULD still be able to accept RSS 0.90 feeds though.
RSS 0.90 looked something like this:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns="http://my.netscape.com/rdf/simple/0.9/" > <channel> <title>Mozilla Dot Org</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org</link> <description>the Mozilla Organization web site</description> </channel> <image> <title>Mozilla</title> <url>http://www.mozilla.org/images/moz.gif</url> <link>http://www.mozilla.org</link> </image> <item> <title>New Status Updates</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org/status/</link> </item> <item> <title>Bugzilla Reorganized</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org/bugs/</link> </item> <item> <title>Mozilla Party, 2.0!</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org/party/1999/</link> </item> <item> <title>Unix Platform Parity</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org/build/unix.html</link> </item> <item> <title>NPL 1.0M published</title> <link>http://www.mozilla.org/NPL/NPL-1.0M.html</link> </item> </rdf:RDF>
Note that here, RSS is being used to list sections of the web site. Rather than for syndication.
The original RSS 0.90 specification has disappeared from its original location:
Copies of it have been saved, and can be viewed at the following locations: