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Long Live RSS

This post originally appeared on the Netscape Blog.

Earlier this week, I wrote about our decision to stop hosting the DTD for RSS 0.91 after July 1, 2007. Since then, we have received a torrent of feedback from users in both support and opposition to our plan. Based on this feedback, we have decided to host this file indefinitely. We apologize for any headaches our initial announcement might have caused.

Nonetheless, if you’re a content producer using RSS 0.91 and you are at all concerned about your feeds being dependent upon an external file, we recommend that you consider upgrading to RSS 2.0, which does not require a DTD. While we’re proud of it’s history as a Netscape innovation, RSS 0.91 is deprecated, and its use should be avoided when possible.

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