[Python-Dev] Minidom and Unicode

Martin v. Loewis martin@loewis.home.cs.tu-berlin.de
Mon, 3 Jul 2000 09:29:23 +0200

> the repository has been updated.

In what way?

Python 2.0b1 (#1, Jul  3 2000, 09:12:07)  [GCC 2.95.2 19991024 (release)] on linux2
Copyright 1991-1995 Stichting Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam
Copyright 1995-2000 Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI)
>>> class X:
...   def __repr__(self):
...     if hasattr(self,"u"):
...       return u'\u30b9'
...     else:
...       return u'hallo'
>>> x=X()
>>> x
>>> x.u=1
>>> x
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: __repr__ returned non-string (type unicode)

> no need to change minidom.

The need still appears to exist, both for minidom.Element (KATAKANA
LETTER SU is a letter, and thus a valid tag name), as well as
minidom.Text. A string is a string is a string.