[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] http2: fix up URLs

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Sat Oct 10 07:49:55 CEST 2020

Le lauantaina 10. lokakuuta 2020, 1.05.06 EEST Pierre Ynard via vlc-devel a 
écrit :
> > URL on CLI don't work nicely, never will, no matter how much it annoys
> > me that I can't just do:
> > # vlc https://tube.example.com/videos/?item=1234&playlist=abcd
> I'm going to second Romain about the quotes here. Quotes are normal
> and expected from the shell,

Of course they are. That's probably part of the POSIX shell specification even. 
But if you've never failed to quote when pasting a URL, you've probably never 
pasted a URL with an ampersand in it.

> and if you can type "vlc" before pasting
> the URL, I'd think you can also type in the quotes. I play URLs with
> VLC from the terminal all the time and that's what I do. I'm surprised
> because that seems to me really unrelated to the misencoding question.

The point is that you have to be careful and correct in what you do with the 
shell, as do apps that invoke the shell or the VLC CLI. In fact, white spaces 
in file names need quotes or escapes too.

(And as François pointed out, MRLs passed via the CLI cannot be fixed up.)

> That said, the GUI offers a dialog that explicitly prompts the user for
> a URL, so my opinion is that maybe that could be a starting point to
> know when it can and should fix up the URL encoding.

Реми Дёни-Курмон

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