neturl

This small Lua library provides a few functions to parse URL with querystring and build new URL easily.

A Robust URL Parser and Builder for Lua

This small Lua library provides a few functions to parse URL with querystring and build new URL easily.

    > url = require "net.url"

Querystring parser

The library supports brackets in querystrings, like PHP. It means you can use brackets to build multi-dimensional tables. The parsed querystring has a tostring() helper. As usual with Lua, if no index is specified, it starts from index 1.

    > query = url.parseQuery("first=abc&a[]=123&a[]=false&b[]=str&c[]=3.5&a[]=last")
    > = query
    a[1]=123&a[2]=false&a[3]=last&b[1]=str&c[1]=3.5&first=abc
    > = query.a[1]
    123

URL parser

The library converts an URL to a table of the elements as described in RFC : scheme, host, path, etc.

    > u = url.parse("http://www.example.com/test/?start=10")
    > = u.scheme
    http
    > = u.host
    www.example.com
    > = u.path
    /test/

URL normalization

    > = url.parse("http://www.FOO.com:80///foo/../foo/./bar"):normalize()
    http://www.foo.com/foo/bar

URL resolver

URL resolution follows the examples provided in the RFC 2396.

    > = url.parse("http://a/b/c/d;p?q"):resolve("../../g")
    http://a/g

Querystring builder

    > u = url.parse("http://www.example.com")
    > u.query.foo = "bar"
    > = u
    http://www.example.com/?foo=bar

    > u:setQuery{ json = true, skip = 100 }
    http://www.example.com/?json=true&skip=100

Differences with luasocket/url.lua

  • Luasocket/url.lua can't parse http://www.example.com?url=net correctly because there are no path.

  • Luasocket/url.lua can't clean and normalize url, for example by removing default port, extra zero in port, empty authority, uppercase scheme, domain name.

  • Luasocket/url.lua doesn't parse the query string parameters.

  • Luasocket/url.lua is less compliant with RFC 2396 and will resolve http://a/b/c/d;p?q and : ../../../g to http://ag instead of http://a/g ../../../../g to http://a../g instead of http://a/g g;x=1/../y to http://a/b/c/g;x=1/../y instead of http://a/b/c/y /./g to http://a/./g instead of http://a/g g;x=1/./y to http://a/b/c/g;x=1/./y instead of http://a/b/c/g;x=1/y

Authors

Bertrand Mansion

License

mit

Versions

  • This small Lua library provides a few functions to parse URL with querystring and build new URL easily. 2019-05-31 04:19:00