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Re: canonical RDF graph representations

From: Peter Frederick Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 08:37:07 -0500
Message-ID: <20110301.083707.1644603475065350358.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
CC: <oneingray@gmail.com>, <ivan@main.uusia.org>, <semantic-web@w3.org>
This thrust for a canonical serialization puzzles me.  What problem
would a canonical serialization solve?

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research


From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: canonical RDF graph representations
Date: Tue, 1 Mar 2011 07:13:08 -0600

> On 1 March 2011 10:50, Ivan Shmakov <ivan@main.uusia.org> 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] http://www.hpl.hp.com/techreports/2002/HPL-2002-216.pdf

> 
> Yes, it's important to have a standard way canonicalize RDF, or, at
> least, RDF/XML imho.  It's required for xmlsig, I think.
> 
> I think there was an issue with bnodes ... maybe it's something we can solve.
> 
> Maybe we can get this quickly to rec status?
> 
>>
>> --
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>>
> 
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