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Re: AW: Email Address as FOAF term

From: Christopher Schmidt <crschmidt@crschmidt.net>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 10:22:14 -0400
To: john.nj.davies@bt.com
Cc: Libby.Miller@bristol.ac.uk, Kianoush.Eshaghi@metadat.at, charles@w3.org, www-rdf-interest@w3.org
Message-ID: <20040929142214.GA30818@peanut.crschmidt.net>
On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 01:49:51PM +0100, john.nj.davies@bt.com wrote:
> 
> There is also the mbox_sha1sum property which uses a hash of your email
> address to uniquely identify you if you do not wish to disclose your
> email address.
> 
>   <foaf:mbox_sha1sum>
>      3edg453144de22607a169e585c487967d035cd27
>   </foaf:mbox_sha1sum> 

As with all literals, you should keep in mind that adding newlines like 
this significantly changes the value of the literal, which is a bad thing
with terms like this where the sha1sum is used as a unique identifier:

<mbox_sha1sum>2388d8d8d</mbox_sha1sum>

is different, and will not smush with,

<mbox_sha1sum>
2388d8d8d
</mbox_sha1sum>

Common practice is to include only the 40 character hash, and not any
whitespace or newlines.

Received on Wednesday, 29 September 2004 14:21:58 GMT

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