New RDF 1.1 publications & request for implementer feedback


The W3C RDF Working Group, which was chartered to simplify and improve
RDF without breaking existing deployments, published this week five RDF
1.1 documents as Candidate Recommendations:

   RDF 1.1 Concepts & Abstract Syntax:
     Main change is the inclusion of RDF Datasets as a mechanism for
     multiple graphs. Another change is that all literals are typed ("plain"
     literals are still available in concrete syntaxes like Turtle as 
syntax sugar).

   RDF 1.1 Semantics:
     Updated to reflect the new Concepts document and community feedback
     on the previous RDF Semantics document. Co-edited by Pat Hayes and 

   RDF 1.1 TriG:
     TriG is an extension of Turtle for handling multiple graphs.
     This version of TriG differs slightly from the original proposal
     in order to maximize alignment with Turtle and SPARQL 1.1.

   RDF 1.1 N-Triples:
   RDF 1.1 N-Quads:
     These are line-based syntaxes and are popular as exchange format.
     N-Triples is a minimalist subset of Turtle.
     N-Quads is an extension of N-Triples for handling multiple graphs.

We are soliciting feedback from implementers on these specifications.
In the draft implementation reports you can find information about
the various test suites and how to run these:

Earlier this year the group published a Turtle Candidate Recommendation
(, which acts as a companion document to
the documents above. The group has also published this week a Proposed
Recommendation of JSON-LD, a JSON-based syntax for RDF data

Feedback can be send to
More info on the RDF Working Group can be found at

Thanks in advance for your feedback!

Guus Schreiber
RDF WG co-chair

Received on Sunday, 10 November 2013 19:47:11 UTC