W3C REC-rdf-syntax-19990222


Errata in REC-rdf-syntax-19990222

On 2004-02-10 REC-rdf-syntax-19990222 was superseded by a set of six documents (Primer, Concepts, Syntax, Semantics, Vocabulary, and Test Cases).

This documents known errors in REC-rdf-syntax-19990222. Further comments on the original document or these errata may be found in the archive of the comment mailing list. A new W3C Working Group, the RDF Core WG, was chartered in May 2000 to consider revisions to the RDF Model and Syntax Specification. The issues list maintained by that WG are an additional recommended source of insight into the RDF Model and Syntax specification. Until the results of the WG process are concluded and the W3C Members review and approve the results, any conclusions the RDF Core WG reaches should be considered non-normative.

Status of This Document

Typo: "The list of known errors ..."

(We had to leave one in early to see who was reading.)

2.1 Basic RDF Model

The link behind the reference to [URI] is to an Internet Draft that IETF has removed from their Web site. The citation in Appendix D References has a link to the RFC that replaced the ID.

2.2.1. Basic Serialization Syntax

Typo: The next-to-last example is missing a namespace declaration

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<RDF xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"
  <Description about="http://www.w3.org/Home/Lassila">
    <s:Creator xmlns:s="http://description.org/schema/">Ora Lassila</s:Creator>

2.2.2. Basic Abbreviated Syntax

Typo: namespace declarations are missiong from most of the examples. The additional namespace prefix 'v' is introduced with no explanation. This additional namespace was just meant to be different from the others to illustrate mixing of properties from different namespaces. It could now be http://www.w3.org/2001/vcard-rdf/3.0# with changes to the property names.

Typo: at the very end of this section in production [17], "property*" should be "propertyElt*":

  [17] typedNode      ::= '<' typeName idAboutAttr? propAttr* '/>'
                        | '<' typeName idAboutAttr? propAttr* '>'
                              propertyElt* '</' typeName '>'

(Thanks to Graham Klyne for pointing this out.)

7.2. Aggregates

Massimo Martinelli has suggested that "La pagina web piu' bella" is a better translation to Italian for the value of the title property in this example.

Ralph R. Swick
Updated $Date: 2004/02/10 14:00:31 $