Re: Can someone please comment on this short program

On Thu, 2005-12-15 at 10:43 +0100, Murray Cumming wrote:
> And gnome_vfs_uri_new() wants an escaped URI?
> And gnome_vsf_uri_to_string() returns an escaped URI? 

Yes. All instances of URIs are escaped. There really isn't anything like
an "unescaped URI". Valid URIs by specification are escaped. In other
words, neither "öäå", "/tmp/öäå" or "file:///tmp/åäö" are valid uris.

Of course, such "URI"s regularly appear as user input in e.g. location
entries or whatnot. This is why gnome-vfs has a set of functions for
converting these into actual uris:


There is also a function to display a uri nicely:

Its even guaranteed that roundtrips of a uri via
gnome_vfs_format_uri_for_display and then gnome_vfs_make_uri_from_input
do not loose data, so you can use this to implement e.g. a location

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