[Web-SIG] and now for something completely different!

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 12:11:25 CEST 2005

Hey guys,

Maybe I'm just ignorant (highly probable), but I'm really having a
hard time keeping up with the "configuration" emails, especially when
each of you is using slightly different definitions and trying to
reach slightly different goals.  Please forgive me for coming out and
stating this.

With the number of participants in the conversations, it doesn't seem
like we're making a huge amount of progress, although perhaps I should
shut up and be patient.

In the meantime, I'd like to propose that we framework authors try to
start sharing our backend session code.  Let's just create a library
like Apache::Session
<http://directory.fsf.org/webauth/misc/apache-session.html>.  As much
as possible, I think we can make it framework agnostic, relying on the
framework itself to respond to callbacks for doing things like setting
session cookies and creating a database cursor.  Just like with WSGI,
the frameworks need not change their external APIs.  Let's keep it
simple and just make it a library.

(I'm not sure the Twisted folks can participate because things on the
Twisted side are always so different, but hopefully I'm wrong.)

In any case, it's just a proposal to try to share more code.  If I can
get two other major frameworks to say they'll commit to working with
me and using/contributing to the library, I'll start the endeavor and
give them CVS commit rights.  We need not write much new code.  I'd
like to reuse code that each of us already has.  This will have the
benefit of a lot of peer review.

Perhaps this will make for a slightly better (Python Web) world :-D

Best Regards,

I have decided to switch to Gmail, but messages to my Yahoo account will
still get through.

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