Web RSS (Syndication) History

A "syndication" standard has been dealt two blows: the "push" bubble and RSS fork. See The Evolution of RSS for more introduction of the different versions and History of the RSS Fork for a political history, and RSS Links for the evolution of some of the specific technical features.

20040413: See this history of RSS with respect to specific technical developments and proposals

20040407: On April 06 2004 Dave Winer posted his own history. (However, his version elides many non-ScriptingNews events; I referred the version you are reading now to many folks — including Winer — and corrected it based on feedback, so I'm relatively confident in its completeness.)

20040407: There's another history in French at Opikanoba.