[Python-Dev] Can the cgi module be made Unicode-aware?
Barry A. Warsaw
Thu, 11 Apr 2002 10:15:18 -0400
>>>>> "SM" == Skip Montanaro <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
SM> I keep trying to handle various places in my code where I can
SM> get input in non-ASCII encodings. Today I realized the cgi
SM> module does nothing to translate Unicode data into unicode
SM> objects. I see in one instance that I am getting data that is
SM> clearly utf-8 encoded, but I see nothing in the CGI script's
SM> environment variables to suggest the client web browser told
SM> the server how the data was encoded other than the obvious
SM> "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded". Is utf-8
SM> implied for the data once the url encoding has been reversed?
If the data is encoded in a non-ascii character set, wouldn't (or
shouldn't) the Content-Type: header include a charset="xxx" parameter?