The rdf:Description is a Production syntaxTerm (not a concept), a start-tag indicating the start of a description of a resource, and goes on to identify the resource the statement is about (the subject of the statement) using the rdf:about attribute to specify the URIref of the subject resource.

Example listing




    <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://www.example.org/index.html">

        <exterms:creation-date>August 16, 1999</exterms:creation-date>


Other information

An obvious way to talk about any RDF statement is to say it is a description, and that it is about the subject of the statement, and this is the way RDF/XML represents the statement. The property element is nested within the containing rdf:Description element, indicating that this property applies to the resource specified in the rdf:about attribute of the rdf:Description element.  

Use in ISO 15926