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RDF/XML Syntax Working Draft 2002-11-08 Published

From: Dave Beckett <dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 11:25:51 +0000
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, www-rdf-logic@w3.org
Message-ID: <7156.1037186751@hoth.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>


I'm pleased to announce that the RDF Core working group has
published a new version of the RDF/XML working draft revising the
syntax originally specified in the RDF Model and Syntax W3C
Recommendation.

  RDF/XML Syntax Specification (Revised)
  W3C Working Draft 8 November 2002
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20021108/

The main changes from the previous 25 March 2002 draft are as
follows:

  Section 2 "An XML syntax for RDF" expanded with many more examples.
  -- in particular we ask for feedback on this section since it has a
     lot of new words and examples.

  RDF typed literals added using a new rdf:datatype attribute.
  -- so you can mark literals as being of type  XSD integer, for example.

  rdf:nodeID attribute added to allow referencing of blank nodes.
  -- this makes going from RDF graphs to RDF/XML a lot easier
 
  rdf:parseType="Collection" added for collections of nodes.
  -- modelled after daml:Collection, generating a lisp-like triple
     structure of rdf:first, rdf:rest, rdf:nil.

  Some non-namespaced attributes were returned to the grammar:
     ID, bagID, about, resource, parseType or type
  -- this makes a lot of existing RDF/XML work without warnings.

plus many other more minor changes after RDF Core WD decisions made
since the last draft.

Detailed changes:
  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-rdf-syntax-grammar-20021108/#section-Changes

Cheers

Dave
Received on Wednesday, 13 November 2002 06:27:02 GMT

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