[whatwg] [URL] Cargo-cult naming in URL and matching

Alex Russell slightlyoff at google.com
Fri Feb 8 06:07:19 PST 2013

On Friday, February 8, 2013, Bjoern Hoehrmann wrote:

> * Anne van Kesteren wrote:
> >On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:11 PM, Alex Russell <slightlyoff at google.com<javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> >> But if I've been vended a URL object from some API, I first have to
> compare
> >> the bases. I'd like a way to ask something like "is the full URL
> >> up-to-and-including this component the same?" E.g., if I have an API
> that's
> >> handed two URLs (a and b), I'd like to be able to write something like:
> >>
> >>     if (a.toString("path") == b.toString("path")) {
> >>       ...
> >>     }
> >
> >What you're saying and what your API proposal is saying seems
> >different. Do you want to compare the path, or do you want to compare
> >the scheme, host, etc. but not query and fragment?
> I believe you are supposed to read the code above as "serialize this to
> a string up to and including the path component" which would be in line
> with the description.

Yes, that. Thanks Björn. The goal is to serialize up to and including the

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