The RDF Schema facilities are themselves provided in the form of an RDF vocabulary; that is, as a specialized set of predefined RDF resources with their own special meanings. The resources in the RDF Schema vocabulary have URIrefs with the prefix (conventionally associated with the QName prefix rdfs:). Vocabulary descriptions (schemas) written in the RDF Schema language are legal RDF graphs. Hence, RDF software that is not written to also process the additional RDF Schema vocabulary can still interpret a schema as a legal RDF graph consisting of various resources and properties, but will not "understand" the additional built-in meanings of the RDF Schema terms.

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