OK, here is the stuff that is not disputed:
urllib2 -> url.request urlparse -> url.parse urllib quoting-related functions -> url.parse
The thing up for debate is the rest of urllib. I have decided MAL can have what he wants and have URLOpener and FancyURLOpener put in url.request if the documentation for both classes is completely updated to expose the proper API for both classes for 2.6. May 1st is the deadline to get this to happen.
If this does not occur then the non-quoting code gets made external for people download and use if they want but is not kept in the stdlib.