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+Title: Python Web Server Gateway Interface v1.1
+Version: $Revision: 71593 $
+Last-Modified: $Date: 2009-04-13 13:58:19 -0700 (Mon, 13 Apr 2009) $
+Author: Armin Ronacher <armin.ronacher@active-4.com>
+Discussions-To: Python Web-SIG <web-sig@python.org>
+Status: Draft
+Type: Informational
+Content-Type: text/x-rst
+Created: 19-Sep-2009
+This document specifies a proposed standard interface between web
+servers and Python web applications or frameworks, to promote web
+application portability across a variety of web servers.
+It superseeds :pep:`0333` for unicode aware applications for both
+Python 2.x and Python 3.
+Rationale and Goals
+Starting with Python 3.0, Python now features two distinct string
+types for text and binary data.  This also made it necessary to
+specify a new revision of WSGI that is based on unicode.
+Specification Overview
+This specification only highlights the differences between WSGI 1.0
+and WSGI 1.1.
+Differences to WSGI 1.0
+Headers and Environment
+The WSGI server is required to process the headers as `latin1` (also known
+as `iso-8859-1`).  This also affects the request line that specifies the
+request path and HTTP method.
+The keys of the WSGI dictionary are unicode values.  The values of the
+WSGI dictionary that contain text are unicode as well.  This affects both
+the headers and standard CGI variables.
+The version information in the WSGI environment (`wsgi.version`) is
+``(1, 1)``.
+URL Decoding
+For the keys ``SCRIPT_NAME``, ``PATH_INFO`` (and ``REQUEST_URI`` if
+available) the server has to use the following algorithm for decoding:
+-   it decodes all values as `utf-8`.
+-   if that fails, it decodes all values as `iso-8859-1`.
+The latter will always work.  The encoding the server used to decode the
+value is then stored in `wsgi.uri_encoding`.  The application MUST use this
+value to decode the `QUERY_STRING` as well.
+URL Encoding
+If the application encodes URLs it is required to encode the URLs to
+`utf-8`, independent of the value of the `wsgi.uri_encoding`.
+write() deprecated
+The WSGI server has to provide a `write()` function that works like
+exactly like the function in WSGI 1.0, but it is required to emit a
+deprecation warning to warns about this function being obsolete.
+`write()` will be remove in WSGI 2.0, which will be based on WSGI 1.1.