[Python-ideas] Support WHATWG versions of legacy encodings

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Thu Jan 18 22:51:13 EST 2018

Can someone explain to me why this is such a controversial issue?

It seems reasonable to me to add new encodings to the stdlib that do the
roundtripping requested in the first message of the thread. As long as they
have new names that seems to fall under "practicality beats purity".
(Modifying existing encodings seems wrong -- did the feature request
somehow transmogrify into that?)

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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