Set URL parts

The API allows the application to set individual parts of a URL held in the CURLU handle, either after having parsed a full URL or instead of parsing such.

rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_HOST, "", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_SCHEME, "https", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_USER, "john", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_PASSWORD, "doe", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_PORT, "443", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_PATH, "/index.html", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_QUERY, "name=john", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_FRAGMENT, "anchor", 0);
rc = curl_url_set(urlp, CURLUPART_ZONEID, "25", 0);

The API always expects a null-terminated char * string in the third argument, or NULL to clear the field. Note that the port number is also provided as a string this way.

Set parts are not URL encoded unless the user asks for it with the CURLU_URLENCODE flag in the forth argument.

Update parts

By setting an individual part, you can for example first set a full URL, then update a single component of that URL and then extract the updated version of that URL.

For example, let's say we have this URL

const char *url="";

and we want change the host in that URL to instead become, it could be done like this:

CURLU *h = curl_url();
rc = curl_url_set(h, CURLUPART_URL, url, 0);

Then change the hostname part:

rc = curl_url_set(h, CURLUPART_HOST, "", 0);

and this then now holds this URL:

If you then continue and change the path part to /foo like this:

rc = curl_url_set(h, CURLUPART_PATH, "/foo", 0);

and the URL handle now holds this URL: