RDF, Resource Description Framework File (.rdf)

The RDF Settings file format

RDF files actually are document files that have been written in a specific language, namely the Resource Description Framework language. This language is used to express information about different resources on the internet. The files contain metadata which are, in this case, basically structured data about websites and webpages. Thus, they can include site maps, page descriptions, keywords, information about updates, etc.

Technical details of RDF files

Especially the web browser Firefox by Mozilla uses RDF files to store setting information for windows as well as toolbars. The RDF format was introduced to provide data in a serialized format. Its syntax is based on the XML standard.

More information about the RDF file format

File extension .rdf
File category Settings
Associated programs Altova XMLSpy (Windows)
Liquid Technologies Liquid XML Studio (Windows)
Mozilla Firefox (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Mozilla SeaMonkey (Windows, Mac & Linux)
SyncRO Soft oXygen XML Editor (Windows, Mac & Linux)
Useful links Further Information on RDF files
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