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From Mike Moran <mike_mo...@mac.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] relative URIs - take 2
Date Tue, 28 Jan 2003 10:35:47 GMT
Armando Anton wrote:

>Hi!
>
>I was working in uri test cases too so i send some more cases testing abnormal examples
(you can find them in the RFC) :)
>Most of the abnormal examples works well except two of them:
>
>1. when the relative uri is empty > an exception is thrown (i think it is a good idea
to avoid empty uris)
>
[ ... ]

I don't know if this is relevant to the usage within HttpClient, but, if 
someone was using this class to fetch/process URLs extracted from a web 
page then this behaviour would cause breakage on links like <a href="">. 
Similarly, many form tags use an empty URL to mean `submit to this 
page'. Can't you just return the base URL?

-- 
Mike



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