[Zope-CMF] Re: [dev] encoding of tool settings / CMFSetup

yuppie y.2005- at wcm-solutions.de
Thu Sep 15 11:16:53 EDT 2005

Hi Florent!

Florent Guillaume wrote:
>> Is there any need to support tool settings with other encodings than 
>> utf-8 (and ascii as a subset of utf-8)?
> I think there is. Take for instance the portal property "title". It 
> could very well be a non-ascii string, and contain accents. It could be 
> (a) an str encoded in some charset, or (b) unicode.
> If (a), then we can assume the charset specified by the portal property 
> "default_charset" (with a default of "" meaning "latin-9" maybe), and 
> re-encode to unicode before passing it to the export template.
> Export is thus not a problem.
> When importing though, we'll have a non-ascii utf-8 string and we have 
> to decide if we're going to decode it to unicode or re-encode it to the 
> default_charset. This has to be done according to the property type (for 
> properties). For non-properties, I guess we could punt and say tough luck.
> But I agree that there's no need to pass around an "encoding" attribute, 
> XML is utf-8 and that's it.

The 'encoding' attribute specifies the site configuration encoding, not 
the XML encoding. Quoting from the getEncoding() interface: "Get the 
encoding used for configuration data within the site."

But looking at your examples the handlers should be able to get the 
encoding information from their context if they want to support special 
encodings. So there is at least no need to support encodings in the 
framework. Right?



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