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Date 2014-08-01.13:38:49
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Not sure if this is desired behavior, but it's making my code break, so I figured I'd get it filed.

I'm trying to crawl this website: https://www.appeals2.az.gov/ODSPlus/recentDecisions2.cfm

Unfortunately, most of the URLs in the HTML are relative, taking the form:

'../../some/path/to/some/pdf.pdf'

I'm using lxml's make_links_absolute() function, which calls urljoin creating invalid urls like:

https://www.appeals2.az.gov/../Decisions/CR20130096OPN.pdf

If you put that into Firefox or wget or whatever, it works, despite being invalid and making no sense. 

**It works because those clients fix the problem,** joining the invalid path and the URL into:

https://www.appeals2.az.gov/Decisions/CR20130096OPN.pdf

I know this will mean making urljoin have a workaround to fix bad HTML, but this seems to be what wget, Chrome, Firefox, etc. all do. 

I've never filed a Python bugs before, but is this something we could consider?
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