September 19, 2007
Parsing Unicode Urls in Boto / Amazon S3
I tracked the problem down to the Python urllib.quote() method.
After a little research I found that I should insure any unicode strings are encoded to UTF-8 before passing as a converted ASCII string to urllib.quote(). So I added the following lines to revision 327 of the boto/s3/bucket.py module:
145,146d144 < if isinstance(v, unicode): < v = v.encode('utf-8')
Now my bucket listings no longer break.
I have shared this with Mitch and would hope to see it integrated into the tree soon.