RDF is a graph description language implemented in eXtensible Markup Language or XML.
Because of this, the format will need to change from time to time. We will note the changes in this file until we have a better method for notifying users of the changes.
We will continue to generate the current RDF files until at least January 8, 2000. We will be generating UTF-8 files periodically until that date. After January 9, all rdf files will be in the UTF-8 character set.
N.B. Some languages may have some incorrect characters. More precisely some of our categories do not have a character set associated with them yet, and so I am converting them to UTF-8 as though they were encoded in ISO-8859-1. Please do not send me email if you think you know what character set a given language should be in, but only if you know what character set the given ODP category is in.
Redirections here are pre-chained. That is if a category has moved many places, the redirection listed is the first one that actually hits a category. If someone moves a directory around and someone else creates a directory at one of the intermediate locations, the newcomer is the redirection listed.
High byte characters and non-printing control characters are also being quoted now. I have decided against utilizing actual character quoting (ie. ae;) since supporting full unicode is beyond the capabilities of some of our customers. Instead the hex value of the these characters will be presented, and if you wish to convert to unicode, you will have to keep track of the charset for the given category.
As an expamle, the byte value of 200 will be presented as &xC8; whether that character was from the 8859-1 character set (C8; or È or &#C8;) or from 8859-2 (Č or Č) or from any other character set.
netscape-content.rdf netscape-structure.rdf netscape-terms.rdf