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Re: A URL API

From: Darin Fisher <darin@chromium.org>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 22:50:35 -0700
Message-ID: <AANLkTimxWJgXyFAOV95bj3NSq8XUMvnzd3HwON2oqXjr@mail.gmail.com>
To: Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu>
Cc: Adam Barth <w3c@adambarth.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>
On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 10:41 PM, Boris Zbarsky <bzbarsky@mit.edu> wrote:

> On 9/20/10 1:02 AM, Adam Barth wrote:
>
>> I've updated the document:
>>
>>
>> https://docs.google.com/document/edit?id=1r_VTFKApVOaNIkocrg0z-t7lZgzisTuGTXkdzAk4gLU&hl=en#
>>
>
> General comments based on a quick read (and ignoring various typos that I
> figure we'll fix in due course):
>
> 1)  The reference chain for actually parsing a URI terminates in HTML5
> referencing the IRI RFC, which doesn't seem to define a parsing algorithm.
>  Did I just miss it?
>
> 2)  Why lastPathComponent as opposed to, say, fileName?
>
> 3)  Why is lastPathComponent readonly?
>
> 4)  Things Gecko has on its URI objects that this seems to be missing
>    and that might be useful and aren't obviously available via
>    existing facilities of this interface:
>
>  * An equals() method that takes another URI object
>  * An 'asciiSpec' property (Host IDN-escaped as needed, other parts
>    URL-escaped).
>  * An 'asciiHost' property
>

asciiSpec/Host is the canonical form, which is what Location currently
outputs.  gecko's URI class has the UTF-8 spec/host attributes to be more
friendly to UI code that might prefer the non-IDN version of the strings.



>  * A 'param' property (for things following ';')
>

This one seems unused as best as I can tell.


>  * A 'directory' property (which may be similar to getting the
>    pathname and then dropping everything after the last '/'... not
>    sure).
>  * fileBaseName and fileExtension (URI might not be the right place
>    for these, though).
>

^^^ extracting those is pretty simple given the currently proposed
interface.



>  * A getCommonBaseSpec() method that will take two URIs and return a
>    URI string they could both be relative to, if any.
>  * A getRelativeSpec() method that takes two URIs and returns a
>    string that represents one as a relative URI relative to the
>    other (if this is possible).
>

^^^ these are convenient

-Darin


>
> -Boris
>
>
>
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