Andrew Dalke schrieb:
import urlparse urlparse.urljoin("hello", "/world")
It does not make sense to me that these should be different.
Just in case this isn't clear from Steve's and Fredrik's post: The behaviour of this function is (or should be) specified, by an IETF RFC. If somebody finds that non-intuitive, that's likely because their mental model of relative URIs deviate's from the RFC's model.
Of course, there is also the chance that the implementation deviates from the RFC; that would be a bug.