[docs] [issue8818] urlsplit and urlparse add extra slash when using scheme

Fred Drake fdrake at acm.org
Tue May 25 19:53:02 CEST 2010

On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:41 PM, AdamN <report at bugs.python.org> wrote:
> Although I see that nowhere in the documentation.

It needn't be in the urlparse documentation; the RFCs on URL syntax
apply here.  None of what's going on with the urlparse module is
Python specific, as far as the URL interpretation is concerned.

> It seems to me that in the scenario most people are dealing with, where
> they are getting 'cnn.com' or 'http://cnn.com' but don't know which ahead
> of time, this will be useless.  I don't see who would ever have '//cnn.com'
> without constructing that string specifically for urlsplit.

'cnn.com' isn't a URL, and there's no need for urlparse to handle it
direectly.  That just complicates things.

Doing something above and beyond what the RFCs specify means you need
to really think about the heuristics you're applying.  If there's a
useful set of heuristics that folks can agree on, that's a good case
for a new module distributed on PyPI.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.    <fdrake at gmail.com>
"Chaos is the score upon which reality is written." --Henry Miller

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