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From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2018 00:17:26 +0200 (CEST)


In the 2018 user survey, more than 40% of the 395 users who answered the
question said they'd use a "URL handling" API in libcurl if one existed.

I gave it some thoughts the other day and I've now jotted down my initial
suggestion on how it could be made to work. An API that can parse a URL,
extract the individual pieces, allow the user to set individual parts and
finally to get the full URL out from there again.

Here's my thoughts:

Good or bad? What would your application need and would this work for that? If
not, how should we change it to make it better?

(There's no promise that this will ever actually get implemented, but if we
can come up with a proposal we believe in, I don't think there needs to be
anything stopping it from happening...)

Received on 2018-08-02