These are the specifications upon which agroXML and agroRDF are built or which they use.
- XML Schema Part 0: Primer Second Edition
- XML Schema Part 1: Structures Second Edition
- XML Schema Part 2: Datatypes Second Edition
- XML Linking Language (XLink) Version 1.1
- Resource Description Framework (RDF): Concepts and Abstract Syntax
- RDF Primer
- RDF Vocabulary Description Language 1.0: RDF Schema
- Turtle Terse RDF Triple Language
Other Standards and Specifications
These are other standards and specifications that are in some way related to the agrifood sector or to data modeling and ontology design in general and which are either complementing agroXML or have been a source of inspiration.
- The ISOBUS data dictionary for tractor-implement and machine-farm management information system data exchange
- The ISOagriNet standard for data exchange and communication and networking in livestock farming
- The EPC standards for tagging and general supply chain management
- FAO's AGROVOC vocabulary
- JSON: a viable, simple and compact alternative to XML technologies for data exchange and service
Parser Toolkits, Libraries, Visualization and Other XML and/or RDF Tools
- XSV XML Schema Validation Tool developed by W3C
- expat parser library: low level C library, but fast and reliable.
- gnome libxml2 library: higher level C XML API
- Apache XML Beans: flexible and powerful Java XML library
- list of numerous other XML parsers at Wikipedia
- Dave Ragett's RDF libraries: a set of powerful C libraries for RDF parsing and querying. Also available here: a number of useful command line tools to convert between different serializations and to issue SPARQL queries
- Jena: Java library for RDF
- Graphviz: graph visualization tools. Graphviz dot input files can be generated by the rapper tool distributed with librdf.