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[soc2009/http-wsgi-improvements] Added the codec attribute/property to HttpResponse, and added docs for recent work with charsets/codecs.

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         if not self._codec:
             self._codec = UnsupportedCharset
+    def _get_codec(self):
+        return self._codec
+    def _set_codec(self, value):
+        if hasattr(value, "name"):
+            self._codec = value
+    codec = property(_get_codec, _set_codec)
     def _get_status_code(self):
         if self._codec is UnsupportedCharset:


     A normal Python string representing the content, encoded from a Unicode
     object if necessary.
+.. attribute :: HttpResponse.codec
+    A class that contains the attribute ``name``, which contains an alias or
+    name of a codec (from the module ``codecs``) that will be used to encode
+    the response content. This value is set automatically in response to a
+    ``request`` argument that contains an Accept-Charset header or content_type
+    argument that contains a charset value. The priority for setting the codec/
+    charset is specified in HttpResponse.charsets.
-.. method:: HttpResponse.__init__(content='', mimetype=None, status=200, content_type=DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE)
+.. method:: HttpResponse.__init__(content='', mimetype=None, status=200, content_type=DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE, request=None)
     Instantiates an ``HttpResponse`` object with the given page content (a
     string) and MIME type. The ``DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE`` is ``'text/html'``.
     Otherwise, ``content_type`` is used. If neither is given, the
     ``DEFAULT_CONTENT_TYPE`` setting is used.
+    ``request`` is the request that triggered this response. It can be used in
+    the event that a view cares about dealing with request headers, in
+    particular the Accept-Charset header.
 .. method:: HttpResponse.__setitem__(header, value)
     Sets the given header name to the given value. Both ``header`` and