Re: [foaf-dev] FOAF sites offline during cleanup

On 27 Apr 2009, at 09:18, Ian Davis wrote:

> With the lessening emphasis on RDF/XML, shouldn't we be looking at  
> signing the triples. I seem to recall a paper by Jeremy Carroll  
> that discussed this. Also, now many of us are focussed on bnode- 
> free linked data the problems of signing are much easier: serialise  
> as ntriples, sort and sign the result.

The URI has already been posted, but to summarise, Jeremy's technique  
is more or less the one outlined above: serialise as N-Triples, sort  
and sign. Graphs do not *need* to be BNode free for this to work.  
Some (not all) graphs containing BNodes can still be signed this way  
by assigning canonical names to the BNodes. Jeremy's paper outlines  
how this can be done.

Toby A Inkster

Received on Monday, 27 April 2009 11:52:57 UTC