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Re: [Fwd: ASK: URI validation service]

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:40:43 +0200
Message-ID: <4A40F77B.6080102@berkeley.edu>
To: uri@w3.org
CC: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Michael Schneider <schneid@fzi.de>
Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:23:24 +0200, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org> wrote:
>> Fwd'ing to uri@w3.org from the SW IG list. Can anyone here advise? It  
>> would also be interesting to hear about the state of URI validation  
>> libraries, even if they're not currently exposed as Web Services.
> Validator.nu does IRI reference validation for attributes that take them as value.

http://uriparser.sourceforge.net/ and other URI parser implementations 
are an option. submitting a URI would be easy, but the question is what 
to return: just a (URI|IRI|invalid) response, or some sort of parsing 
result that can be used to process the URI? the latter option might be 
interesting beyond mere validation, but then again URI parsing is such a 
low-level task that in most cases, people will probably prefer to have 
it as a local library, instead of using a web service.


erik wilde   tel:+1-510-6432253 - fax:+1-510-6425814
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