[foaf-dev] FOAF sites offline during cleanup

Dan Brickley danbri at danbri.org
Mon Apr 27 10:46:35 CEST 2009


On 27/4/09 10:18, Ian Davis wrote:
> Dan,
>
> Sorry to hear about the attack on your server. If there's anything I or
> Talis can do to help, just let me know.

Thanks!

> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 9:23 PM, Dan Brickley <danbri at danbri.org
> <mailto:danbri at danbri.org>> wrote:
>
>     Thanks everyone for the concern and offers of help. It'll take a few
>     days to figure out the best way to make the Web side of the project more
>     helpable. In the meantime http://www.w3.org/TR/xmldsig-core/ is worth
>     some attention!
>
>
> 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.

A lot of the hairyness of xmlsig comes from the transforms. I prefer 
signing something nice and concrete, whether XML, RDFa or JSON.

What % of "linked data" is truly free of bnodes?

Dan


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