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Resource Description Framework
(RDF) Model and Syntax Specification

W3C Working Draft 19 August 1998

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An errata report documents known errors in the 19980819 version of the working draft.

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New Working Draft published.


This document is a minor revision of the working draft dated 1998-07-20. The most significant change is the completion of Section 7., Examples. The use of the term "URI" has been updated to "URI reference" in the appropriate places to precisely indicate the intent that resources describable by RDF include fragments of documents. A leading underscore character has been added to the names of the ordinal properties used to denote collection membership to make the resulting names conform to XML syntax requirements. This draft also uses the updated XML namespace declaration syntax and incorporates some small editorial improvements. The RDF Model and Syntax Working Group expects that this draft is very close to final and that a "last call" for comments is imminent.

This draft specification is a work in progress representing the current consensus of the W3C RDF Model and Syntax Working Group. This is a W3C Working Draft for review by W3C members and other interested parties. Publication as a working draft does not imply endorsement by the W3C membership. While the design has stabilized quite a bit since the previous version and we do not anticipate substantial changes, we still caution that further changes are possible and therefore we recommend that only experimental software or software that can be easily field-upgraded be implemented to this specification at this time. The RDF Model and Syntax Working Group will not allow early implementation to constrain their ability to make changes to this specification prior to final release. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite W3C Working Drafts as other than "work in progress".

Note: As working drafts are subject to frequent change, you are advised to reference the above address for "Latest version" rather than the addresses for specific working draft versions themselves. The latest version address is the better one to bookmark as it should point to newer revisions as they are published.

Note: The HTML source of this document contains embedded RDF and will therefore not validate by the HTML4.0 DTD. A solution for those requiring DTD-style validation services may come from future W3C work.

Comments on this specification may be sent to www-rdf-comments@w3.org. The archive of public comments is available at http://www.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-rdf-comments.

CVS log of status changes

Revision 1.3  1998/10/09 14:04:07  swick
19981008 draft published.

Revision 1.2  1998/08/28 18:55:15  swick
Add errata link.

Revision 1.1  1998/08/19 14:14:09  swick

Ralph R. Swick