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This is a request to publish the following four documents as First Public Working Drfat:

  • RDF Semantics
  • TriG
  • N-Triples
  • N-Quads

WG Decision

The decision to publish is recorded here:


Proposed short names

  • RDF Semantics: "rdf11-mt"
  • TriG: "trig"
  • N-Triples: "n-triples"
  • N-Quads: "n-quads"


RDF Semantics
This document describes a precise semantics for the Resource Description Framework 1.1 ! and RDF Schema [RDF-SCHEMA]. It defines a number of distinct entailment regimes and corresponding systems of inference rules. It is part of a suite of documents which comprise the full specification of RDF 1.1. This is a revision of the 2004 RDF Semantics specification for RDF [RDF-MT] and supersedes that document.
The Resource Description Framework (RDF) is a general-purpose language for representing information in the Web. This document defines a textual syntax for RDF called Trig that allows an RDF dataset to be completely written in a compact and natural text form, with abbreviations for common usage patterns and datatypes. TriG is an extension of the Turtle format.
This document defines an easy to parse line-based subset of Turtle named N-Triples. The syntax is a revised version of N-Triples as originally defined in the 2004 RDF Test Cases document. Its original intent was for writing test cases, but it has proven to be popular as a exchange format for RDF data.
N-Quads is a line-based, plain text format for encoding an RDF graph.

STOD section

See @@ for specifics of the 4 documents:

This document was published by the <a href="http://www.w3.org/2011/rdf-wg/">RDF Working Group</a> as a First Public Working Draft. This document is intended to become a <acronym title="World Wide Web Consortium">W3C</acronym> @@Semantics+TriG Recommendation / @@N-Triples+N-Quads Working Group Note. If you wish to make comments regarding this document, please send them to <a href="mailto:public-rdf-comments@w3.org">public-rdf-comments@w3.org</a> (<a href="mailto:public-rdf-comments-request@w3.org?subject=subscribe">subscribe</a>, <a href="http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-rdf-comments/">archives</a>). All feedback is welcome.

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