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Re: Should psql support URI syntax?

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: Adrian von Bidder <avbidder(at)fortytwo(dot)ch>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Should psql support URI syntax?
Date: 2011-04-03 16:41:56
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Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net> writes:
> Well, there isn't any requirement that URIs be

> prot://hostname:port/something

> They just have to be

> prot:something

> So you could just turn the existing conninfo syntax into a URI by doing
> something like

> postgresql:dbname=foo%20hostname=bar

True, but the need for those %20's is annoying.  I tend to agree with
the suggestion that adopting the JDBC syntax would be the way to go,
assuming that we can use it 100%-as-is (any incompatibility defeats
the purpose).

			regards, tom lane

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