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Re: Using bnode identifiers for predicates, graph names

From: Pat Hayes <phayes@ihmc.us>
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2013 16:27:04 -0600
Cc: public-rdf-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <5A8EC86E-C37C-4A17-87E0-22AC58F6A0E1@ihmc.us>
To: Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>
>>> 
>>> Could we introduce the concept of a 'blank graph identifier'?
>> 
>> Sure - (1) create your own URI scheme or (2) a systematic way to 
>> generate UUIDs based on doc and position of the graph in the doc
> 
> If we do #1 or #2, we're basically going to re-invent blank node
> identifiers.

No, if you do #1, you will be using IRIs, which is in conformance with (the letter of the) specs. So why not just do that? Its not hard to do: just use a short alphanumeric string instead of "_" before the colon. Why are you making so much fuss about it?

Pat

> We are then going to standardize the re-invention of blank
> node identifiers by pushing the RDF Dataset Normalization document to
> REC through W3C.
> 
> -- manu
> 
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