RSS Advisory Board

skipHours and skipDays

Archivist's Note: This documentation applies to RSS 2.0.

These two sub-elements of <channel> came from scriptingNews format, designed in late 1997, and adopted by Netscape in RSS 0.91 in the spring of 1999.


An XML element that contains up to 24 <hour> sub-elements whose value is a number between 0 and 23, representing a time in GMT, when aggregators, if they support the feature, may not read the channel on hours listed in the skipHours element. The hour beginning at midnight is hour zero.


An XML element that contains up to seven <day> sub-elements whose value is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Aggregators may not read the channel during days listed in the skipDays element.

This document is authored by the RSS Advisory Board and is offered under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike license, based on an original document published by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School authored by Dave Winer.