RIF is a W3C Candidate Recommendation

The W3C Rule Interchange Format (RIF) Working Group has published six Candidate Recommendations. Together, they allow systems using a variety of rule languages and rule-based technologies to interoperate with each other and with Semantic Web technologies. Three of the drafts define XML formats with formal semantics for storing and transmitting rules:

The other drafts:

The group has also published a new version of RIF Test Cases, and three new First Public Working Drafts: RIF Overview, RIF Combination with XML data, and OWL 2 RL in RIF. The Working Group asks all developers to send implementation reports, and other comments, to [email protected] by 29 October 2009.