[Python-3000] str/unicode tests: pyexpat.c and read(n)
James Y Knight
foom at fuhm.net
Sat Jul 21 19:17:55 CEST 2007
On Jul 21, 2007, at 12:25 AM, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> On Saturday 21 July 2007, Joe Gregorio wrote:
>> Should xml.parsers.expat.XMLParser.ParseFile(file) operate on
>> both text and binary streams?
> No. XML is a serialization of a markup language containing Unicode
> into an encoded stream.
Well...there's many reasons why it is useful to be able to parse an
already-decoded unicode stream into XML, and to serialize XML into a
unicode string. For example, if combining into a larger unicode
document, or parsing from a literal string in the source code.
Sure, normally XML is serialized to bytes, but it is also
serializable to unicode, and that's a useful feature to have (if
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