On Sun, Apr 06, 2008 at 04:37:22PM -0700, Alexander Limi wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there a good technical explanation for why Zope doesn't allow non-ASCII 
> characters in URLs?

I suspect it's only for hysterical raisins.  The code in question is
in OFS/ObjectManager.py, in the checkValidId() function.  Non-ASCII
characters trigger a match on the bad_id regular expression search.
As I recall, if you look at the revision history, that code is very

There might even be an existing bug filed about this; I don't


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