class URI::WS

The syntax of WS URIs is defined in RFC6455 section 3.

Note that the Ruby URI library allows WS URLs containing usernames and passwords. This is not legal as per the RFC, but used to be supported in Internet Explorer 5 and 6, before the MS04-004 security update. See <>.



An Array of the available components for URI::WS.


A Default port of 80 for URI::WS.

Public Class Methods

build(args) click to toggle source


Creates a new URI::WS object from components, with syntax checking.

The components accepted are userinfo, host, port, path, and query.

The components should be provided either as an Array, or as a Hash with keys formed by preceding the component names with a colon.

If an Array is used, the components must be passed in the order [userinfo, host, port, path, query].


uri = '', path: '/foo/bar')

uri =[nil, "", nil, "/path", "query"])

Currently, if passed userinfo components this method generates invalid WS URIs as per RFC 1738.

Calls superclass method URI::Generic::build
# File uri/ws.rb, line 56
  tmp = Util.make_components_hash(self, args)

Public Instance Methods

request_uri() click to toggle source


Returns the full path for a WS URI, as required by Net::HTTP::Get.

If the URI contains a query, the full path is URI#path + ‘?’ + URI#query. Otherwise, the path is simply URI#path.


uri = '/foo/bar', query: 'test=true')
uri.request_uri #  => "/foo/bar?test=true"
# File uri/ws.rb, line 74
def request_uri
  return unless @path

  url = @query ? "#@path?#@query" : @path.dup
  url.start_with?(?/.freeze) ? url : ?/ + url