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W3C Issues Recommendation for Resource Description Framework (RDF)

The Resource Description Framework (RDF) Model and Syntax specification is the result of cross-industry and expert agreement on a wide range of features for using and providing metadata on the Web. "The Web is quickly becoming the world's fastest growing repository of data," explained Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director. "RDF provides the necessary foundation and infrastructure to support the description and management of this data. RDF can transform the Web into a more useful and powerful information resource." (Press Release)

Other W3C news from March 1999:

  • HTTP/1.1 moved to IETF Draft Standard.

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