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Re: file://host/location URLs
Re: file://host/location URLs
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:33:16 +0100
Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Daniel Colascione <address@hidden> writes:
> On 11/17/12 12:25 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> Daniel Colascione writes:
>>> If anyone actually uses remote file URIs, please tell me. Otherwise, I
>>> intend to
>>> make "file:" and "file://" strictly equivalent and always local.
>> Common bugs in applications and misconceptions of some users
>> notwithstanding, an URI should implement:
>> You may find that your proposal (IIUIC) is violating that specification.
>> The only instances a file: URI refers to the local file system is if the
>> authority (host) part is missing or the local host is explicitly given
>> as the authority.
> Yes, my proposal violates the RFC. I maintain that nobody deliberately
> constructs file URLs pointing to remote hosts, and that the behavior
> that best matches user intent is to always interpret file URIs as
> local, RFC be damned.
In the xwidget branch I use the attached patch to massage the url
entered by the user. It makes browsing more convenient.
Do you think this solution could be expanded to also handle file://
urls? (The url fixup should be opt-in but I havent done that yet)
=== modified file 'lisp/net/browse-url.el'
--- lisp/net/browse-url.el 2012-09-17 05:41:04 +0000
+++ lisp/net/browse-url.el 2012-11-13 01:55:06 +0000
@@ -666,7 +666,7 @@
;; functions allows them to be stand-alone commands, making it easier
;; to switch between browsers.
-(defun browse-url-interactive-arg (prompt)
+(defun browse-url-interactive-arg (prompt &optional default-url)
"Read a URL from the minibuffer, prompting with PROMPT.
If `transient-mark-mode' is non-nil and the mark is active,
it defaults to the current region, else to the URL at or before
@@ -683,7 +683,8 @@
"[\t\r\f\n ]+" ""
(not (eq (null browse-url-new-window-flag)
@@ -790,6 +791,13 @@
;; Browser-independent commands
+(defun url-tidy (url)
+ "Tidy up URL as much as possible."
+ (if (equal 0 (string-match ".*://" url))
+ (concat "http://" url) ;;TODO guess more url forms, like mailto
;; A generic command to call the current browse-url-browser-function
@@ -802,6 +810,7 @@
(interactive (browse-url-interactive-arg "URL: "))
(unless (called-interactively-p 'interactive)
(setq args (or args (list browse-url-new-window-flag))))
+ (setq url (url-tidy url))
(let ((process-environment (copy-sequence process-environment))
(function (or (and (string-match "\\`mailto:" url)
Re: file://host/location URLs, Stephen J. Turnbull, 2012/11/18
- Re: file://host/location URLs, (continued)
- Re: file://host/location URLs, Jason Rumney, 2012/11/20
- Re: file://host/location URLs, Daniel Colascione, 2012/11/20
- Re: file://host/location URLs, Achim Gratz, 2012/11/20
- Re: file://host/location URLs,
- Re: file://host/location URLs, Andreas Schwab, 2012/11/21
- Re: file://host/location URLs, joakim, 2012/11/22