[Web-SIG] a possible error in the WSGI spec

Phillip J. Eby pje at telecommunity.com
Wed Dec 26 17:16:44 CET 2007

At 04:15 PM 12/26/2007 +1100, Graham Dumpleton wrote:
>On 26/12/2007, Phillip J. Eby <pje at telecommunity.com> wrote:
> > At 12:28 PM 12/24/2007 +0100, Manlio Perillo wrote:
> > >By the way: isn't it better to first release a WSGI 1.1 before
> > >jumping to a (incompatible) WSGI 2.0?
> >
> > Better for whom, and for what purpose?
>As has been pointed out before, the main discrepancy known of is the
>definition of readline() on wsgi.input. Don't know of anything that
>implements it per the specification because if it was written per the
>specification then cgi.FieldStorage wouldn't work.
>The other more recent issue is how to interpret the WSGI specification
>for Python 3.
>Personally I don't think it is sufficient that the only mention of
>these issues is in the archives of the mailing list. Even if you
>personally don't want a version 1.1 specification, would you consider
>an official addendum to the 1.0 specification with it being at least
>posted on www.wsgi.org if the PEP itself can't be amended.

These are good things to have, sure.  But this doesn't answer the 
question of why doing that first would be *better* than doing 2.0 
first, assuming that there is any reason why they can't or shouldn't 
be worked on concurrently.

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