Bug 104973 - xdg-open can't handle URI schemes containing numbers
Summary: xdg-open can't handle URI schemes containing numbers
Alias: None
Product: Portland
Classification: Unclassified
Component: xdg-utils (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: medium minor
Assignee: Portland Bugs
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Keywords: patch
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Reported: 2018-02-06 19:25 UTC by Elliot Kendall
Modified: 2018-05-09 18:51 UTC (History)
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Patch (751 bytes, patch)
2018-05-09 18:51 UTC, Gabriel Corona
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Description Elliot Kendall 2018-02-06 19:25:39 UTC
Per RFC 3986, 'Scheme names consist of a sequence of characters beginning with a
letter and followed by any combination of letters, digits, plus ("+"), period ("."), or hyphen ("-").' However, the is_file_url_or_path() function in xdg-open relies on the following regular expression to identify valid URI schemes:


Not only does that fail on URI schemes that contain numbers (such as h323, irc6, pkcs11, tn3270, etc.) it also incorrectly identifies strings beginning with + . or - as valid URIs.

I propose the following replacement:


This bug is present in the most recent version of xdg-open in git.
Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2018-02-06 19:35:14 UTC
Comment 2 Gabriel Corona 2018-05-09 18:51:00 UTC
Created attachment 139449 [details] [review]

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