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postgres:// url, jdbc:// url

From: Linas Vepstas <linas@backlot.linas.org>
Date: Sat, 14 Apr 2001 11:51:14 +0900
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I tripped across http://www.w3.org/Addressing/schemes.html
recently.  Wanted to mention a couple of quickies:

The jdbc naming scheme is linked to the Sun documentation for the
jdbc class that doesn't seem to even mention the URL scheme.
A quick search on google reveals what the jdbc url should look
like, but doesn't show up any authoritative documentation.

In GnuCash, we've started using a jdbc-like URL of the form:


I beleive that the way we use this syntax is identical to its jdbc


except that it is understood that the former uses the native postgres
format for the wire protocol, whereas the latter uses the jdbc wire

I don't know if this usage is too trite to mention, but I thought I'd
mention it anyway ... (BTW, we are now actually using a half-dozen
private URL schemes in order to control the display an layout of the
financial reports.  I won't describe them here, as they are still


Linas Vepstas

Received on Friday, 13 April 2001 22:51:23 UTC

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