[armedbear-devel] EXT:URL-PATHNAME vs http: as a logical pathname

Mark Evenson evenson at panix.com
Tue Aug 13 22:56:00 UTC 2013

On 8/12/13 9:55 PM, Karsten Poeck wrote:


> I completely understand that it is desirable to have
> (load "http://beta.quicklisp.org/quicklisp.lisp") working, but can't you
> check for "http://" or "https://" before converting a pathname to an
> url-pathname?

A quite reasonable request.  URL-PATHNAME objects are actually supposed 
to be strictly defined as a [URI][1], which we can distinguish by having 
a "/" immediately after the ":" so I think we are in good shape to 
implement this in a sane manner that covers all possible cases, not 
those just with "http" and "https" schemas.

Filed as [ticket][#327].

[1]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URI_scheme#Generic_syntax
[#327]: http://lisp.not.org/trac/armedbear/ticket/327

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