[Web-SIG] urlparse method behaviour when handing abs/rel urls

O.R.Senthil Kumaran orsenthil at gmail.com
Sun Jun 29 13:32:53 CEST 2008

* scriptor Fred Drake, explico 
> 2. Abreviated URLs in a user interface that implies no context with a
> base URL (like the browser's address bar).
> I'd suggest that these are completely different.  urlsplit and
> urlparse support 1.  If we want the second, that should be a separate
> function.  It would be reasonable to add that to the urlparse module
> (urllib.parse in Python 3).

Thanks for the clarification. That sums up the things.

I seek a concensus on a need for a "Abreviated URL" handling function. Do we
need this in urllib.parse/urlparse library?

In that case the specifications of how this function should behave will need to
be defined by us.

One advantage I can see is, when people provide "abbreviated url", then the
result of parsing it into path and netloc would be proper as per their (common
held) expectations.

Anything else?

O.R.Senthil Kumaran

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