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From "Benjamin Bentmann (JIRA)" <j...@codehaus.org>
Subject [jira] Updated: (MNG-3760) Support property ${baseurl} to get RFC-compliant URL of project base directory
Date Tue, 10 Mar 2009 20:21:13 GMT

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Benjamin Bentmann updated MNG-3760:
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    Fix Version/s: 3.0-alpha-3

Merged to 3.x in [r752241|http://svn.eu.apache.org/viewvc?view=rev&revision=752241].

> Support property ${baseurl} to get RFC-compliant URL of project base directory
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: MNG-3760
>                 URL: http://jira.codehaus.org/browse/MNG-3760
>             Project: Maven 2
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: Artifacts and Repositories, Inheritance and Interpolation
>    Affects Versions: 2.0.9
>            Reporter: Benjamin Bentmann
>            Assignee: Brett Porter
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 2.1.0, 3.0-alpha-3
>
>
> If people currently need a URL to their project base directory or any file within, they
need to write {{file://$\{basedir}}/}}. The problem about this approach is that it doesn't
deliver a [RFC-compliant URL|http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3986] since characters are not
properly percent-encoded. Also, the exact number of slashes between {{file:}}  and {{${basedir}}}
depends on the OS (e.g. {{file:///C:/user/}} and {{file:///home/user}}, Unix paths have a
leading slash by themselves, Windows not). This makes it currently impossible to configure
plugins that expect a URL as input and do strict URL parsing.
> For this reason, I suggest to support an additional property {{${baseurl}}} with the
value
> {code:java}
>   baseurl = new File( basedir ).toURI().toString()
> {code}
> for POM interpolation.
> Some day, when Maven/Wagon itself handle percent-encoded {{file:}} URLs correctly (WAGON-111),
this property could also be used to define local deployment repos like we commonly use for
testing.

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