[Web-SIG] WSGI Amendments thoughts: the horror of charsets

2008-11-12 Thread Andrew Clover
It would be lovely if we could allow WSGI applications to reliably accept Unicode paths. That is to say, allow WSGI apps to have beautiful URLs like Wikipedia's, without requiring URL-rewriting magic. (Which is so highly server-specific, potentially unavailable to non-admin webmasters, and

Re: [Web-SIG] WSGI Amendments thoughts: the horror of charsets

2008-11-12 Thread Ian Bicking
Andrew Clover wrote: If we could reliably read the bytes the browser sends to us in the GET request that would be great, we could just decode those and be done with it. Unfortunately, that's not reliable, because: 1. thanks to an old wart in the CGI specification, %XX hex escapes are decoded

Re: [Web-SIG] WSGI Amendments thoughts: the horror of charsets

2008-11-12 Thread Graham Dumpleton
FWIW, there was a past discussion on these issues on mod_wsgi list. I can't really remember what the outcome of the discussion was. The discussion is at: http://groups.google.com/group/modwsgi/browse_frm/thread/2471a1a71620629f Graham 2008/11/13 Andrew Clover [EMAIL PROTECTED]: It would be