[Python-Dev] Unicode entities in XML cause problems :-(
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 21:30:57 +0200
Playing around with xml.dom.minidom, I noticed that this beast is
perfectly able to read HTML which it can't print:
>>> import xml.dom.minidom as md
UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)
Scanning the sources, which revealed various ways to replace
'&' with '&' but no generic codec for [ht|x]ml-escaped character
Thus, my proposal (which I'm going to implement since I need it...) is to
write such a codec. For simplicity, I propose to accept ü and €
and friends, but to emit them as Ӓ (or whatever).
After this codec is written, all occurrences of string.replace('&','&')
(and vice versa) within the standard library can be replaced with the
appropriate encode/decode methods.
Thoughts? Or am I totally blind, such a codec already exists, and I
have missed it?
Matthias Urlichs | noris network AG | http://smurf.noris.de/