Re: rdf* to xml or rdf/xml

Hi Kingsley,

Of course! RDF-star is an extension of RDF and, as such, it is also format agnostic.

However, Joylix was explicitly asking about a specific serialization format and, so, I have explicitly answered that question.

By the way, talking about "crystal clear," we are currently in the process of tidying up the intro section of the RDF-star report and adding an abstract as well. The corresponding PR is
Tidy up intro by pchampin  Pull Request #171  w3c/rdf-star<>
addresses #94 and #165 Preview | Diff

... and a preview of the version of the report in that PR can be checked out at

Please feel free to comment directly in the PR and raise concrete points regarding aspects that are not sufficiently clear (and, ideally, provide suggestions to remedy the issues that you point out).


From: Kingsley Idehen
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 3:23 PM
Subject: Re: rdf* to xml or rdf/xml

On 5/25/21 9:14 AM, Olaf Hartig wrote:
> Hi Joylix,
> In our work so far, we have not extended the RDF/XML format for RDF-star.
> Best,
> Olaf
> ________________________________________
> From: Joy lix <>
> Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 2:49 PM
> To:
> Subject: rdf* to xml or rdf/xml
> Hi, all, How can the following RDF* be expressed as XML or RDF/XML:
> @prefix :    <> .
> :HydePark :located  :London .
> << :John :meet :Sara >> :venue :HydePark ;
>    :date "2021-05-04".
> Thanks.
> Joylix

Hi Olaf,

A fundamental attribute of RDF is that it is supposed to be abstract in
nature i.e., format agnostic.

It is important to be crystal clear about what RDF-Star is in relation
to RDF.


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Received on Tuesday, 25 May 2021 14:45:19 UTC