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Re: [WAC] regexps in WebAccessControl

From: Nathan <nathan@webr3.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:06:04 +0000
Message-ID: <50A94DBC.3000103@webr3.org>
To: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
CC: Ruben Verborgh <ruben.verborgh@ugent.be>, Read-Write-Web <public-rww@w3.org>
Henry Story wrote:
>   []  wac:accessToClass [ wac:regex "http://joe.example/blog/.*" ];

What would [ wac:regex "http://joe.example/blog/.*" ] mean?

Using OWL 2 we can create a datatype definition, using a datatype 
restriction, on strings and the like - but that doesn't (anywhere near) 
cover what's required here.

I'm unsure how we'd actually create a Class of things based on the 
lexical form of a URI though, or even, whether it's a good idea to do so 
- we are basically saying that if a URI has a lexical form which matches 
the regular expression x, then that URI denotes something which is of 
the class y. This feels wrong.


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