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Comparing HTTP and HTTPS URIs

Working with URIs is a regular exercise when we crawl the web. Consequently, comparing HTTP and HTTPS URIs quickly becomes an interesting challenge. Fortunately, .NET has us covered with the Uri.Compare(Uri, Uri, UriComponents, UriFormat, StringComparison) Method

[TestMethod]
public void CompareHttpAndHttpsURIsTest()
{
    var http = new Uri("http://www.microsoft.com");
    var https = new Uri("https://www.microsoft.com");

    var result = Uri.Compare(http,
        https,
        UriComponents.Host | UriComponents.PathAndQuery,
        UriFormat.SafeUnescaped, StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase);

    Assert.IsTrue(result == 0);
}

The next challenge, will probably be around comparing query strings. Because this gets complicated quickly, I’ll leave this one for another time.


Getting to Know Containers

Containers have sparked genuine interest over the last few years. As a developer, I’ve had my fair share of “It Works on My Machine” days, where I spent an interesting amount of my time trying to identify why my code doesn’t run in a given environment. Did I make a mistake? Did someone else make a mistake? Uncertainty, risk and the Human Factor definitely make for adrenaline packed all-nighters. Continue Reading…