urlutils improvements from hpss

Robert Collins robertc at robertcollins.net
Mon Apr 16 04:21:54 BST 2007

On Mon, 2007-04-16 at 01:56 +1000, Andrew Bennetts wrote:
> I think it's clearer for code to say "urlutils.pathjoin" than
> "osutils.pathjoin"
> when joining URLs.  We've had code in the past that was confused about
> the kinds
> of paths they dealt with. 

In particular, paths are unicode/native-encoding/utf8 whereas urls are
bytestrings always. Paths have 'real paths', URLs cannot (only the
issuer of a URL can tell you if it will redirect).

I agree that having disjoint API's is actually a good thing.

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