Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#8156 closed (fixed)

UnicodeEncodeError on repr of UploadedFile with unicode name

Reported by: Karen Tracey Owned by: marco
Component: File uploads/storage Version: dev
Severity: Keywords:
Cc: Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


If I create an UploadedFile with a unicode name that contains non-ASCII chars, I get a UnicodeEncodeError attempting to display its representation in a Python shell:

>>> from django.core.files.uploadedfile import UploadedFile
>>> uf = UploadedFile(name=u'¿Cómo',content_type='text')
>>> uf
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
UnicodeEncodeError: 'ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xbf' in position 15: ordinal not in range(128)
>>> uf.__repr__()
u'<UploadedFile: \xbfC\xf3mo (text)>'

The implementation of __repr__ here is:

    def __repr__(self):
        return "<%s: %s (%s)>" % (self.__class__.__name__,, self.content_type)

I think __repr__ for UploadedFile needs to take into account the fact that the file name may be Unicode with non-ASCII chars and convert it into an ASCII-only representation before including it in the return value. As it is this implementation returns unicode, where I thought __repr__ was supposed to return only a string (per "The return value must be a string object.")?

Attachments (2)

uploadfile_repr.diff (645 bytes ) - added by marco 16 years ago.
uploadedfile.diff (560 bytes ) - added by Julian Bez 16 years ago.
encode to ascii

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Change History (8)

comment:1 by Jacob, 16 years ago

Component: Core frameworkFile uploads/storage
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted

comment:2 by marco, 16 years ago

Owner: changed from nobody to marco
Status: newassigned

comment:3 by marco, 16 years ago

hi, this is my first patch :)

this patch checks if the name is unicode, and if it is, uses its repr instead.

by marco, 16 years ago

Attachment: uploadfile_repr.diff added

comment:4 by marco, 16 years ago

Has patch: set

by Julian Bez, 16 years ago

Attachment: uploadedfile.diff added

encode to ascii

comment:5 by Jacob, 16 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

(In [8636]) FIxed #8156: UploadedFile.__repr__ now returns a string, a good __repr__ should.

comment:6 by Jacob, 13 years ago

milestone: 1.0

Milestone 1.0 deleted

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