RIF Core Design - Placeholder

W3C Working Draft 30 October 2007

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Sandro Hawke, W3C (Placeholder Editor)


This document is a placeholder. The Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group has decided that the design previously published as "RIF Core" (30 March 2007 draft) is better considered as basis for Logic Rules, rather than all kinds of rules. In the future, a new Core may be published, but for now, interested parties are referred to RIF Basic Logic Dialect (BLD).

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Please Comment By 12 December 2007

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This document is a placeholder. The design specified in the previous draft of this document (30 March 2007 draft) was intended to serve as a core, common to all RIF dialects. The Working Group has since decided to lower its priority on designing a common core and to first progress on the design of a logic dialect. With this in mind, the previous core design has been renamed and improved and is available as RIF Basic Logic Dialect (BLD). There is also a publication, RIF RDF and OWL Compatibility. At the time of this publication, it has not yet been determined whether or not a new design for RIF Core will be published in the future.