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Acronyms - What does RSS mean?
Last updated by Anon on Tuesday, 08/07/2001 - 18:57

According to UserLand, "There is no consensus on what RSS stands for, so it's not an acronym, it's a name." I've seen the following:-
  • Really Simple Syndication
  • Rich Site Summary
  • R(DF) Site Summary
  • Rich Site Syndication
  • Rich Syndication Standard
    And no doubt many others. I like the first of these, but the others have merit too.

    Since the split in the community between the 0.9 development and the 1.0 development, there has been talk of giving new names for each fork but retaining RSS for 0.91 and earlier. But there hasn't been consensus on this, so for the moment, everyone continues to use "RSS" for all of it.

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