- If the scheme value is not specified, urlparse expects the netloc value to
- start with '//', following the syntax specifications from :rfc:`1808`.
- Otherwise, it is not possible to distinguish between netloc and path
- components, and would the indistinguishable component would be classified
- as the path as in a relative URL.
+ Following the syntax specifications in :rfc:`1808`, urlparse recognizes
+ a netloc only if it is properly introduced by '//'. Otherwise the
+ input is presumed to be a relative URL and thus to start with
>>> from urlparse import urlparse