[Python-Dev] Encoding detection in the standard library?

Greg Wilson gvwilson at cs.utoronto.ca
Wed Apr 23 01:08:12 CEST 2008

> Bill Janssen:
> Since the site that receives the POST doesn't necessarily have access to 
> the Web page that originally contained the form, that's not really 
> helpful.  However, POSTs can use the MIME type "multipart/form-data" for 
> non-Latin-1 content, and should.  That contains facilities for 
> indicating the encoding and other things as well.

Yup, but DrProject (the target application) also serves as a relay and 
archive for email.  We have no control over the agent used for 
composition, and AFAIK there's no standard way to include encoding 


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