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The first release of this document was 11 November 2002 (verify for each document) and the RDF Core Working Group has made its best effort to address comments received since then, releasing several drafts and resolving a list of issues. The design has stabilized, and once the Candidate Recommendation exit criteria are met, the Working Group intends to advance this specification to Proposed Recommendation.

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This document has been produced as part of the W3C Semantic Web Activity (Activity Statement) following the procedures set out for the W3C Process. The document has been written by the RDF Core Working Group. The goals of the RDF Core working group are discussed in the RDF Core Working Group charter.