[Web-SIG] python bug issue2464
t.broyer at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 15:30:54 CEST 2008
On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:17 PM, Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
> Some things:
> This is not a valid URL.
That's not what RFC 3986 says:
" The scheme and path components are required, though the path may be
empty (no characters). When authority is present, the path must
either be empty or begin with a slash ("/") character."
-- http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt (section 3, page 16)
> The correct URL for the intended location here
That's the HTTP interpretation: connect to foo.com and send a request
for path "/", because HTTP cannot deal with empty paths (and they have
the exact same meaning; at least as far as HTTP is concerned, I'm not
sure about RFC 3986...)
> This is the root of the problem, I suspect.
So this is a bug in urllib2.
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