[Web-SIG] Request for Comments on upcoming WSGI Changes
pje at telecommunity.com
Mon Sep 21 17:42:35 CEST 2009
At 04:30 PM 9/21/2009 +0100, René Dudfield wrote:
>On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 4:19 PM, P.J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > At 12:25 AM 9/21/2009 -0400, Chris McDonough wrote:
> >> Anyway, for us slower (and maybe wrongly fearful) folks, could someone
> >> summarize the benefits of having a WSGI specification that
> requires Unicode.
> >> Bonus points for an explanation that does not boil down to "it will be
> >> compatible with Python 3".
> > +1. I'd really rather not have the spec dictated by the need to
> work around
> > problems in the stdlib or language definition. Better to fix them ASAP.
>here is a summary:
> Apart from python3 compatibility(which should be good enough
>reason), utf-8 is what's used in http a lot these days. Most things
>layered on top of wsgi are using utf-8 (django etc), and lots of web
>clients are using utf-8 (firefox etc).
Since WSGI is based on HTTP, please cite RFCs, not applications. Thanks.
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