[Python-Dev] Bytes path support

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Aug 24 03:11:10 CEST 2014

Isaac Morland wrote:
> In HTML 5 it allows non-ASCII-compatible encodings as long as U+FEFF 
> (byte order mark) is used:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/html-markup/syntax.html#encoding-declaration
> Not sure about XML.

According to Appendix F here:


an XML parser needs to be prepared to try all the encodings it
supports until it finds one that works well enough to decode
the XML declaration, then it can find out the exact encoding


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