[Python-Dev] Minidom and Unicode

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Sat, 01 Jul 2000 14:00:20 -0500

"M.-A. Lemburg" wrote:
> ...
> I'd say +0, since the auto-converion can fail if the default
> encoding doesn't have room for the tagName characters.
> Either way, I'd still prefer the DOM code to use an explicit
> .encode() together with some lossless encoding, e.g.
> unicode-escape.

If we want to use a hard-coded lossless encoding, we should do so in
repr. Rather than having us fix a dozen modules with problems like this,
we should fix repr once and for all.

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