The Beginnings of RSS

“Scripting News: “A picture named RSSBlueOnWhite.gifToday’s an important day in the history of Scripting News, and as it turns out, the history of the web. On this day in 1999, Netscape went public with its RSS reader, the first-ever. It was called My.Netscape.Com, and it was something like a page layout program in a browser. You arranged boxes containing news from a publication or a weblog. They got their service to work with Scripting News (I knew because they were sending me questions about my XMLization). Anyway, the news of their rollout is in the archive for the day, six years ago, and in a DaveNet piece]( that explained the news to the industry.”

Thanks a bunch for all your effort in this area Dave. I didn’t really understand the power of all this until just recently when I started integrating it into my own website. Now I don’t know how I’d live without it.