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Re: a URL API ?

From: Dan Fandrich via curl-library <>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2018 16:51:40 +0200

On Tue, Aug 14, 2018 at 11:17:08AM +0200, Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> Aha... well even if this is so, the effects of this will at least be
> mitigated by the fact that libcurl will still canonicalize them even if it
> wouldn't be perfect.
> I mean a user who wants to compare two URLs should make sure to canonicalize
> *both* of them before the comparison. Then such suble details such as the
> one mentioned above will actually not matter since the end results from both
> those URLs should be the same. Even if another library with more specific
> domain knowledge possibly would end up with a slightly different output.
> Or am I wrong?

You're right in the case of comparing URLs, but if an app is canonicalizing
them for the purpose of displaying them to the user in a nice format, then it
wouldn't be optimium, although it would still work fine.
Received on 2018-08-14