I'm currently implementing protocol handling for OS/2 (and soon for unix) In order to support things like telnet:user:firstname.lastname@example.org, we need the ability to parse the URIs. Unfortunately, currently the helper app protocol uses a SimpleURI so we don't get the parsing for free. I was able to change it to a standard url and it worked. Patch attached. What the heck is the difference betweek a URL and a URI anyway?
Boris, what do you think of this one?
I think you should get Darin or someone else familiar with URI parsing to comment... :)
Comment on attachment 77747 [details] [diff] [review] Change simple URI to standard URL mkaply: you might take a look at nsIStandardURL... there's an Init method which is similar to SetSpec, but it also allows you to customize the parsing a little bit. the difference between an URL and an URI is simple. an URI doesn't have any concept of a file path, query string, or reference fragment. where as an URL does.
Actually, switching to StandardURL is what I want to do here. In the helper application, we need a lot more info than just a URI gives.
I just added code in nsOSHelperAppService.cpp to change to a StandardURL so I get get the info I need. See: http://lxr.mozilla.org/seamonkey/source/uriloader/exthandler/os2/nsOSHelperAppService.cpp#1254 I don't think this change for everyone is necessary.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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