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[REBOL] Re: Bug! Rebol's parsing of urls is incorrect.

From: al:bri:xtra at: 11-Feb-2001 21:03

Ryan wrote:
> Maybe 'type? should be as loose as possible, allowing for the greatest
flexibility on its use? A seperate pickier and slower data validation function could be used to say that something is not ready for the outside world. After all, 'type?'s docs just say "Returns a value's datatype," no mention of validity. What we really need is a validating parser/loader/scanner, one for each scheme. I've been skimming through the schemes and noticed there's some repetition in Rebol's open functions, which could be abstracted out. Also, if a validating parser rule was incorporated into each scheme to check for wellformedness, that would be good. As it stands now, I can't use Rebol's 'load/next function to extract a URL from plain text with punctuation around it. For example extracting the URL from the following: "Rebol's HQ"! requires me to write my own URL parser. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169