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Exception for certain bad URLs passed to Repository Browser

From: Ryan J Ollos <ryano_at_physiosonics.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:28:26 -0700 (PDT)

This might fall under the category of plain incorrect usage, but since an
exception results I thought I'd report it.

When using the Repository Browser outside of a working copy:

(A) If I enter a bad URL, such as `http://trac-hack.org/svn`, after a little
while the Repository Browser displays "Unable to connect ...", which is what
I expect.

(B) If I omit the protocol `http://` from the URL and enter
`trac-hacks.org/svn`, I get an exception [1]. After dismissing the exception
dialog, an error is shown in the Repository Browser as I would expect [2].

From what I've seen so far, as long as the URL contains 2 characters plus a
colon, the behavior seems to be okay and you get a message in the Repository
Browser rather than an exception. For example, try `http:trac-hacks.org/svn`
or `ff:ABC` [3].

The exception in (B) seems undesirable and more desirable would be to have
behavior like in (A). Many users might think they can omit the http:// from
their URL, as most browsers allow.

[1]
http://old.nabble.com/file/p32237396/SubversionError.png SubversionError.png

[2]
http://old.nabble.com/file/p32237396/ReposBrowser.png ReposBrowser.png

[3]
http://old.nabble.com/file/p32237396/BadURL.png BadURL.png

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