[vlc-devel] RE : RE : [PATCH] -- correct broken URI forWindows(trac#2843)

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Thu Jun 11 12:36:00 CEST 2009

On Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:43:29 +0200, "brezhoneg1" <brezhoneg1 at yahoo.fr>
>> decode_URI is really individual decoding URI *components*. The name is
> for
>> historical reason. I don't want to fix it (myself) because I don't
> want to
>> see what horror bugs we have to have in URI handling code here and
> there.
>> Go ahead _if_ you know what you are doing. But while I don't mean to
> be
>> rude, it looks, from your patch, like you don't know.
> Well, if you don't mean to be rude, the fact is that you are !

Right. I did not mean to offend you. My sincere apologies. The point is
that URI encoding is not as simple a problem as many people seem to think
it is, and trying to "fix" it when you don't know how it's supposed to work
is bound to fail badly.

Many people have tried to fix it with hacks here and there. It always ended
up fixing some use cases at the expense of others. As such, I have grown a
certain level of frustration with this.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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