bliako has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Esteemed Monks,

I am trying to translate the following Node.js fragment to Perl (it takes a URL and sort of chdir to it, clever enough to remove endpoint if a file and query):

const url = require('url'); const x = 'http:/'; const y = '../../../'; console.log(url.resolve(x, y));

result is : http:/

Now, if x='http:/'; (i.e. the path points to a "directory" rather than to a "file") the result is http:/ (as expected IMO)

I tried to do this with URI but failed:

use URI; my $x = 'http:/'; my $y = '../../../'; my $u = URI->new($x); my $p = $u->path().'/'.$y; $u->path($p); print $u; <c> <p>With this result: <c>http:/

The Node.js version seems to be able to understand that the last segment before the query is a "file" and removes it. Then it does the merging of the two paths including successful relative operations (../). What is the safest way to achieve that behaviour in Perl? The last resort would be to shell-out to Node.js ...

bw, bliako