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Re: [JavaScriptFunctions] any WG implementations / advocacy?

From: Steve Harris <steve.harris@garlik.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:43:42 +0000
Message-Id: <D2FC9C48-B5E7-4479-89AD-AF2640427CD9@garlik.com>
To: SPARQL Working Group <public-rdf-dawg@w3.org>
On 25 Mar 2009, at 22:21, Lee Feigenbaum wrote:

> I was just taking a look at http://www.w3.org/2009/sparql/wiki/Feature:JavaScriptFunctions 
>  which was submitted on our -comments list by Holger Knublauch of  
> TopQuadrant.
>
> The gist, as I understand it, is asking implementations to  
> dereference URIs of unknown FILTER functions to retrieve RDF  
> descriptions that contain JavaScript implementations of the functions.
>
> I think this is pretty cool, myself, but it also seems very new, a  
> very high burden for implementors, and potentially fraught with  
> security concerns that I haven't thought of yet.
>
> I'd like to know if there are any other implementations of this  
> feature (which, to generalize a bit, I'd call a mechanism for  
> interoperably resolving unknown SPARQL functions) and also if there  
> are any Working Group members who care to advocate in favor of the  
> group producing a specification for this feature.


Yeah, cool feature, I have considered implementing something very  
similar (but limiting the DNS/IP ranges where functions can be drawn  
from for some sort of security). However, it's far too early to  
standardise in my opinion.

- Steve

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