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Mon Oct 22 03:53:27 CEST 2007
>> there are some goodies in urllib for doing some of this splitting.
>> Example code at the bottom of my reply (though it seems to choke on
>> certain protocols such as "mailto:" and "ssh:" because urlparse doesn't
>> return the netloc properly)
> It doesn't? That's... bad. But for my application, probably not
> important: I only care about HTTP.
This seems to be intentional, rather than a bug. In my
python2.4/urlparse.py file, there's a uses_netloc list which
clearly does not have 'mailto' in it. I can't give an
explanation/justification for it, but it seems to me (IMHO) that
there is a netloc involved in a mail address.
Or maybe I have a semantic misunderstanding of what the netloc
field means when returned from urlparse.urlparse However, since
this is where the hostname appears in "http", it makes me think
that the hostname from a mailto URL should also appear in this
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