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Netscape's RSS 0.91 (Revision 1)
Netscape's RSS 0.91 (Revision 1) was created to replace RSS 0.90 and was replaced by Netscape's RSS 0.91 Revision 3. 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.)
Netscape RSS 0.91 is an XML-based format.
When Netscape's RSS 0.91 (Revision 1) 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: Netscape's RSS 0.91 has been deprecated. Producers of RSS SHOULD NOT be creating Netscape RSS 0.91 feeds, and SHOULD instead use a newer non-deprecated RSS format. (See the RSS Versions List for a list of non-deprecated RSS formats.) Consumers of RSS SHOULD still be able to accept Netscape RSS 0.91 (Revision 1) feeds though.
Netscape's RSS 0.91 (Revision 1) looked something like this:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE rss PUBLIC "-//Netscape Communications//DTD RSS 0.91//EN" "http://my.netscape.com/publish/formats/rss-0.91.dtd"> <rss version="0.91"> <channel> <title>MozillaZine</title> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org</link> <description> Your source for Mozilla news, advocacy, interviews, builds, and more! </description> <language>en-us</language> <rating>(PICS-1.1 "http://www.rsac.org/ratingsv01.html" l gen true comment "RSACi North America Server" for "http://www.rsac.org" on "1996.04.16T08:15-0500" r (n 0 s 0 v 0 l 0))</rating> <image> <title>MozillaZine</title> <url>http://www.mozillazine.org/image/mynetscape88.gif</url> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org</link> <width>88</width> <height>31</height> <description>Articles, discussions, builds, and more...</description> </image> <item> <title>Java2 in Navigator 5?</title> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=607</link> <description>Will Java2 be an integrated part of Navigator 5? Read more about it in this discussion...</description> </item> <item> <title>Communicator 4.61 Out</title> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=606</link> <description> The latest version of Communicator is now available. It includes security and various bug fixes. </description> </item> <item> <title>Mozilla Dispenses with Old, Proprietary DOM</title> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=604</link> </item> <item> <title>The Animation Contest is Now Closed!</title> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback.html?article=603</link> </item> <textinput> <title>Send</title> <description>Comments about MozillaZine?</description> <name>responseText</name> <link>http://www.mozillazine.org/cgi-bin/sampleonly.cgi</link> </textinput> </channel> </rss>
Note that here, RSS is being used to list sections of the web site. Rather than for syndication.
The original Netscape RSS 0.91 specification has disappeared from its original location:
Copies of it have been saved, and can be viewed at the following locations: