[Catalyst] Catalyst and UTF8 Chained URLs

Octavian Râşniţă orasnita at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 10:21:11 GMT 2009

From: "Jon Schutz" <jon+catalyst at youramigo.com>

How would this patch affect systems that choose to encode their URLs in
something other than UTF-8? (Other character encodings are widely used,
particularly on Asian sites).

There might be a case for having the encoding type as a configurable
option (where one option is no decoding so the application can handle
it) - otherwise it has to be left to the application where the app
designers can reverse whatever encoding they have chosen.

Regarding the encoding, I think it could be helpful to be able to set a main 
"encoding" config key in MyApp.pm and all the other modules check for it and 
use it if it is set (templates, HTML::FormFu forms, config  files, possibly 
even DBIC classes). Those modules could use another encoding if this main 
encoding type key is overwritten.


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