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Re: problem with blank node identifiers and rdf:nodeID

From: Jan Grant <Jan.Grant@bristol.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 16:02:58 +0000 (GMT)
To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
cc: www-rdf-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.44.0211281602020.12073-100000@mail.ilrt.bris.ac.uk>

On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> It appears to me that the use of rdf:nodeID makes it impossible to
> correctly transform an RDF/XML document into n-triples without first
> checking for all the rdf:nodeID uses in the document.  Otherwise a
> generated blank node id could accidentally be the same as one used (later)
> in an rdf:nodeID in the document.

Simply generate IDs for blank nodes using one prefix; and prefix a
_different_ thing on the front of all rdf:nodeID-supplied IDs. That
should be sufficient.

Cheers,
jan

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