Tres Seaver wrote at 2008-4-12 21:43 -0400:
>> Dieter Maurer wrote:
>>> Wichert Akkerman wrote at 2008-4-7 20:45 +0200:
>>>>> Almost surely, Alexander wants to ask why Zope does not allow
>>>>> non-ASCII characters in ids.
>>>>> And, in fact, there are only two reasons:
>>>>> * lazyness of the Zope developpers:
>>>>> without the restriction to ASCII characters
>>>>> careful quoting (and unquoting) is necessary
>>>>> in order to adhere to RFC 2396 (the modern uri syntax specification)
>>>> This is becoming increasingly painful
>>> I will soon have a patch against Zope 2.11b1
>>> which gets rid of this restriction.
>>> If there is consense, I can add it to the Zope repository.
>> +1 from my side. Saves me the work to cleanup my own dirty
>> patch :-))
>- -1 without *careful* analysis of how the patch is going to break
>existing applications which rely on the fact that IDs are only ASCII
>(and therefore don't need to be quoted). At a minimum, this kind of
>change is going to require documenting the risks, and getting soem
>feedback, before any merge to a production release.
>Please check the patch in on a "private" branch and ask for comments here.
Implemented on "http://svn.zope.org/Zope/branches/dm-arbitrary-ids/".
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