Issue #6482 has been reported by drbrain (Eric Hodel).

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Feature #6482: Add URI requested to Net::HTTP request and response objects
https://bugs.ruby-lang.org/issues/6482

Author: drbrain (Eric Hodel)
Status: Open
Priority: Normal
Assignee: 
Category: lib
Target version: 2.0.0


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This patch adds the full URI requested to Net::HTTPRequest and Net::HTTPResponse.

The goal of this is to make it easier to handle Location, Refresh, meta-headers, and URIs in retrieved documents.  (While the HTTP RFC specifies the Location must be an absolute URI, not every server follows the RFC.)  In order to process redirect responses from bad servers or relative URIs in requested documents the user must create an object that contains both the requested URI and the response object to create absolute URIs.  This patch reduces the amount of boilerplate they are required to write.

Only the (({request_uri})) is used from the URI given when creating a request.  The URI is stored internally and updated with the host, port and scheme used to make the request at request time.  The URI is then copied to the response object for use by the user.

To preserve backwards compatibility the new behavior is optional.  This allows requests with invalid URI paths like (({Net::HTTP::Get.new '/f%'})) to continue to work.  Users of string paths will not be able to retrieve the requested URI.

This patch is for support of #5064
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