License Validation Web Application
br284 at aetherial.net
Thu Oct 16 09:06:06 EDT 2003
Also, if anyone's interested, I have Java code that can be used either
in server or client applications that can verify CC licenses. It makes
the assumption that the license lives in its own document and is not
embedded in HTML or the like, but it's a start. If anyone's interested
in a copy of this, let me know. It's what I use in Oyez and Verify.
On Thursday, October 16, 2003, at 08:00 AM, Nathan R. Yergler wrote:
> In response to the "technology challenges" posted by the Creative
> Commons, I've spent the past week hacking together a License
> Validation Web Application. It currently accepts either a block of
> pasted-in RDF or a URL. In the case of a URL, it retrieves the
> document and extracts any blocks of RDF it finds using a simple regex.
> You can find the validator at
> http://www.yergler.net/projects/ccvalidator. Development "news" can
> be found at http://www.yergler.net/averages/archives/ccvalidator. As
> part of it's development I also put together a Python class which
> wraps CC licenses; I'll be posting that in the near future.
> Currently there are a couple of areas for improvment. First, it runs
> as a stupid CGI, which means the output is hard-coded into the script
> with print statements. This was obviously done just for
> proof-of-concept, so any suggestions on templating or CGI helper
> modules would be appreciated. Second, it's a little silly with the
> way it handles nested "objects", such as an Agent as the dc:author
> property of a work. It displays most of the information correctly,
> but probably could be improved.
> I'd love to hear any feedback, suggestions or ideas. If you find a
> problem, please send a test case (ie, the RDF or URL) which breaks it,
> so I can get that fixed.
> Nathan R. Yergler
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