Re: deterministic naming of blank nodes

On 05/21/2015 06:06 AM, wrote:
>> On 21 May 2015, at 10:08, Steve Harris <>
>> wrote:
>>>> Alternatively, some SPARQL servers may use stable internal
>>>> identifiers that could serve this purpose (still requiring
>>>> normative normalization), but I suspect that there are some
>>>> implementations that don’t guarantee such stable identifiers).
>>> Right, it would involve enhancing SPARQL servers.
>> Quite a few can do this already, and there’s a syntax sanctioned by
>> RDF 1.1
> yes, except that skolemization using .well-konwn URLs is ugly,
> broken, and should never have made it into RDF1.1 spec. It breaks
> linked data clients that need to analyse the full uri for .wellknown
> urls before deciding wether to follow them. it would be better to
> have coined bnode URNs of some form. I made a suggestion along those
> lines at some point.

FWIW I agree.  I'm pretty sure I advocated for .well-known at the time 
(*ugh*), but in hindsight a URN prefix would have been a better hack.

David Booth

Received on Thursday, 21 May 2015 16:28:02 UTC