Square brackets in URI


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Hello

I was trying to handle some user entered URL/Is and came across the
following problem: How do I handle URIs with brackets in the path part?

require ‘uri’
u = “http://my.wonder.fu/ll url [with brackets]”
ue = URI.escape u
puts “Escaped. The brackets stay the same:”
puts ue

begin
up = URI.parse u
rescue URI::InvalidURIError
puts “Parsing the unescaped string breaks.”
end

begin
uep = URI.parse ue
rescue URI::InvalidURIError
puts “Even parsing the escaped string breaks.”
end

ruby 1.8.5 (2006-08-25) [i486-linux]
(1.8.5-4ubuntu2)
Linux wigowyr 2.6.20-16-generic #1 SMP Tue May 29 17:59:55 CEST 2007
i686 GNU/Linux

I saw the URI::REGEXP::PATTERN::UNSAFE already includes …::RESERVED
characters, but the way it is used confused me… maybe it’s to late for
me tonight.

Any ideas?

Niklas


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