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From Berin Loritsch <>
Subject Bastardized URL protocol (was Re: [RT] ComponentizedProcessor)
Date Wed, 12 Nov 2003 11:50:33 GMT
Bruno Dumon wrote:
> On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 12:19, Berin Loritsch wrote:
>>>>Instead I would highly encourage you to provide a way to set the base
>>>>URL where relative URLs would be resolved to.
>>>>Work *with* the contract instead of extending it in non-intuitive ways.
>>>>See my rant in another email.
>>Again see my rant in the other email.  There are HUGE differnces in the
>>way the URL is interpreted based on the existence of a repetitive character.
>>It should be more obvious than that.
> I somewhat agree with your rant, but I don't see the situation in Cocoon
> changing any time soon since it would break backwards compatibility. I
> find the cocoon:/ versus cocoon:// convenient to use though.

If I recall, I raised a hissy fit then too--I really don't like it.

> BTW, there was a little error in your rant:
> context://path/to/current/context/ should have been
> context:///path/to/current/context/

See what I mean?

And yes, I find this to be even more troublesome.

Just how many forward slashes do you really need?

>>And don't forget that URLs do have the concept of *resolving* relative
>>URLs.  THose are the contracts I am refering to.
> Yes, but it's still up to the scheme to specify if it follows those
> contracts or not.

They are there, and well understood--is there a compelling reason *not*
to use them?

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