[mod_python] Request object attribute "content_type" does not support UNICODE STRINGS

Gregory (Grisha) Trubetskoy grisha at modpython.org
Tue Nov 25 21:56:55 EST 2003

Interesting question. I don't know the answer. Is content-type really
supposed to accept unicode? I thoguht all HTTP headers are ASCII only (but
I may be wrong). If anyone knows and has RFC references, etc - please
pitch in.


On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Julian Ciccale wrote:

> When I try to set content_type to a unicode string, it gives a TypeError
> saying that content_type can only be string. I don't know if this is
> correct. Although content types will not use any hich codes, in my case
> the content-type value I read it from an XML file that IS in Unicode,
> therefore I must convert it using str() which I dont like cause if I get
> anything there that is not really string (Unicode or Normal) python will
> anyway convert it. Is this behaviour expected?
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