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Capability to pass descriptive text through RIF

‘Escape’ sequences to allow uninterpreted text to be included in RIF exchanges.

Full Statement

Include (optional) meta-data to indicate that a part of a fact model or rule was to be passed through RIF as uninterpreted text.

Within the outermost markers there would be further markers to indicate - for the attention of RIF clients that could interpret them - categories of item. For example:

RIF clients could choose to ignore this markup.

Position in the DC structure



Supports CSFs Coverage, Extensibility (and maybe Low Cost of Implementation)


Adding business-friendly capability for low impact


Could be added at any time.


OMG (Donald Chapin, John Hall); NIST (Ed Barkmeyer)