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Re: URI Pattern Syntax

From: Ari Luotonen <luotonen@netscape.com>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 1996 14:23:42 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <199602232223.OAA02422@urchin.netscape.com>
To: Rich Salz <rsalz@osf.org>
Cc: hallam@w3.org, http-wg-request%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com, http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com

> Patterns can be useful.  Let's not create a new semi-synax, but
> either adopt simle * ? [...] of Unix shells, or full regular
> expressions.  Of course some meta-chars will need translation
> when to avoid those all-so-common foo/*.html files that are
> curerntly on the web.

Yes, full regular expression would be great.  Unix shell expressions
lack some features that would be nice in URI matching (like exclude
some characters, such as dot (for noticing non-FQDN hostnames), or :
and / for noticing when the hostname ends, or port number starts,
etc).

Cheers,
--
Ari Luotonen				ari@netscape.com
Netscape Communications Corp.		http://home.netscape.com/people/ari/
501 East Middlefield Road
Mountain View, CA 94043, USA		Netscape Server Development Team
Received on Friday, 23 February 1996 14:26:05 EST

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