Re: canonical RDF graph representations

Hi Ivan,

while this isn't based on this or any newer standard proposal, the
Python-based RDFLib contains an implementation for canonicalizing and
comparing graphs. See the the "" module:

It would be interesting to standardize something like that; and
certainly useful for some things.

Best regards,

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Ivan Shmakov <> wrote:
>        The “The case for generating URIs by hashing RDF content” paper
>        [1], dating back to 2002, mentions that “there is no current
>        canonical serialization standard for RDF”.  (Then, they suggest
>        their own canonical representation.)
>        I wonder, has such a standard been since proposed?
> [1]
> --
> FSF associate member #7257

Received on Tuesday, 1 March 2011 12:43:05 UTC