W3C Proposed Recommendation 03 March 1999. Resource description communities require the ability to say certain things about certain kinds of resources. For describing bibliographic resources, for example, descriptive attributes including “author”, “title”, and “subject” are common. For digital certification, attributes such as “checksum” and “authorization” are often required. The declaration of these properties (attributes) and their corresponding semantics are defined in the context of RDF as an RDF schema. A schema defines not only the properties of the resource (Title, Author, Subject, Size, Color, etc.) but may also define the kinds of resources being described (books, Web pages, people, companies, etc.).
Date added: 04/19/1999RDF