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RDF Site Summary - RSS


RDF Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight multipurpose extensible metadata description and syndication format. RSS 1.0 is an XML application, conforms to the W3C's RDF Specification and is extensible via XML-namespace and/or RDF based modularization.

RSS is primarily used for delivering news headlines on the Web. Developed initially by Netscape for their "My Netscape Netcenter" service, RSS is now widely used to exchange headline metadata between news content providers and portals.

Note: older (pre 1.0) versions of RSS were often known as Rich Site Summary and were not applications of RDF, though the development of RSS and RDF are related historically.

For more info see our RSS FAQ.



RDF Site Summary resources


  • RSS-xpress - create, update and register your RSS channel.

Maintained by: Andy Powell
Last updated: 09-Sep-2003

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