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Joins all given URL segments together, then normalizes the resulting URL.

Use String.prototype.join('/') to combine URL segments, then a series of String.prototype.replace() calls with various regexps to normalize the resulting URL (remove double slashes, add proper slashes for protocol, remove slashes before parameters, combine parameters with '&' and normalize first parameter delimiter).

const URLJoin = (...args) =>
    .replace(/[\/]+/g, '/')
    .replace(/^(.+):\//, '$1://')
    .replace(/^file:/, 'file:/')
    .replace(/\/(\?|&|#[^!])/g, '$1')
    .replace(/\?/g, '&')
    .replace('&', '?');