[aida] AIDA URL resolution patch

Masashi UMEZAWA masashi.umezawa at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 13:22:48 CET 2008

Hi Janko,

Thanks for looking into my patch.
I've tested the patch in Japanese included URLs, and it worked fine in
both IE and Firefox.

I will try your fix in Japanese URLs and do more tests.


2008/1/14, Janko Mivšek <janko.mivsek at eranova.si>:
> Hi Masashi,
> Nice to hear that Japanese works well on Aida! And yes, if we like
> mention that Aida has nice looking Urls, they must be nice in all
> languages! I admit that here we are a bit lazy, in my country for
> instance we just downgrade our writings to ASCII. Due to inertia
> probably, because no long ago that was the only possibility.
> Your patch is a right way to go, but maybe I'd put it in URLResolver
> instead. I'll try this by myself and test with our characters.
> Few words about encodings in Aida: on the web Aida uses UTF-8 encoding
> only while internally all strings must be Unicode. That means in Squeak
> Byte/WideStrings, on VW Byte/TwoByte/FourByteStrings. Keep in mind that
> we never preserves strings in UTF-8 internally.
> But with your patch you actually made Aida with Japanese Urls, did you
> try that already?
> Best regards
> JAnko
> Masashi UMEZAWA wrote:
> > Hello Janko and all,
> >
> > I've started playing around with AIDA/Web. I was quite impressed that
> > it can handle m17n string quite well! I was able to confirm Japanese string
> > is displayed and submitted without any changes to AIDA.
> >
> > However, I found a little problem in multibyte URL resolution.
> >
> > In HTTPRequest>>uriString, it returns request uri "as is", so it is
> > not encoded as Smalltalk internal m17n string. I think it is OK in Swazoo
> > level.
> >
> > But AIDASite>>objectTo:forSession: uses the raw string for resolving object,
> > It fails because urlResolver's dictionary's keys are Smalltalk string.
> >
> > I think it should be converted as Smalltalk internal m17n string.
> > Please see the attached file.
> >
> > P.S.
> > I 've also found some methods that should be fixed.
> > (Maybe you have noticed them, but just FYI).
> >
> > AIDASite class>>default. (there are some senders. But method is not
> > implemented).
> > AIDASite backupToFile. (In Squeak, there is no BOSS)
> > AIDASite restoreSiteNamed: (In Squeak, there is no BOSS)
> >
> > Thanks again for releasing this great web app server.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > ---
> > [:masashi | ^umezawa]

[:masashi | ^umezawa]

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