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5. Important Concepts from the W3C RDF V... > 5.2. Core RDF Schema Elements

Core RDF Schema Elements

The RDF Schema elements are marked by a specific namespace, identified within a document with the following namespace declaration:

xmlns:rdfs="http://www.w3.org/2000/01/rdf-schema#"

Within the Schema Specification, there is a core group of classes and properties used to describe domain-specific RDF elements. These, combined with a specific set of constraints (described later in Section 5.3), form the foundation of the schema.

Note

RDF Schema elements are defined in the RDFMS as well as within the RDF Schema. RDFMS elements are identified with the rdf namespace:

xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#"

Overview of the RDF Classes

There are surprisingly few RDF Schema classes:


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