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Netscape broke my news feeds!

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This blog post is over 23 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current and the links no longer work.

Netscape has broken my News pages (no longer online). Read on for a simplified explanation of how, or for a more technical viewpoint, read some of the links referenced in this Slashdot article on the subject.

My news pages rely on XML news feeds from around the web. Many of these are in an XML format called RSS which was largely developed by Netscape. Part of the RSS specification requires that RSS feeds reference a document that is hosted on Netscape’s servers that explains in machine readable format what a valid RSS document is supposed to look like. Netscape has removed that document, theeby breaking my news feeds.

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