Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91) is lightweight syndication format for distributing news headlines on the web. It is a format that originated at Netscape for syndication of content through Netscape Netcenter. The format was also influenced by the the Channel Definition Format, which Microsoft defined and saw its window of opportunity open and close with "push" technologies. Userland.com built and hosted the first RSS aggregator outside of Netscape. Dave Winer of Userland formalized the Netscape specification as RSS 0.91.
Date Listed: 10/14/2000