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idempotency of triple stores

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Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2005 12:26:29 -0400
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Hi,

If I am dumping data into a triple store and my data ends up having 
duplicate triples how is a triple store supposed to handle the dupes?

For example, if I try to insert these three triples:

<isbn:0802130208>		<dc:title>		<"A Confederacy of Dunces">
<isbn:0802130208>		<dc:title>		<"A Confederacy of Dunces">
<isbn:0802130208>		<dc:title>		<"A Confederacy of Dunces">

Will I end up with three triples or one in the triplestore?

Is there a specification for how a triple store is supposed to treat 
this situation or does each follow its own rule?

Thanks,
Mark

.o0 Mark Donoghue
.o0 http://hdl.handle.net/10.1570/m.donoghue
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