The Resource Description Framework (RDF
) is a proposed way of realizing Tim Berner-Lee's vison of the SemanticWeb
From the W3C
web site, http://www.w3c.org/RDF/
: "The Resource Description Framework (RDF
) integrates a variety of web-based metadata activities including sitemaps, content ratings, stream channel definitions, search engine data collection (web crawling), digital library collections, and distributed authoring, using XML
as an interchange syntax. The RDF
specifications provide a lightweight ontology system to support the exchange of knowledge on the Web."
was used by Netscape and others to define the RSS (RichSiteSummary
) format, used for headline syndication (e.g. TWikiSyndication
Looks like we could experiment with this and create a ResourceDescriptionFrameworkPlugin
- 13 Aug 2001
Updated statement about RDF
to reflect latest understanding.
- 19 Feb 2002