XML can't read Unicode shock horror. News at 11.

Nomad nomad*** at ***freemail.absa.co.za
Wed Oct 31 12:11:47 CET 2001


On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 14:04:56 +0000, Dale Strickland-Clark
<dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk> wrote:

>Dale Strickland-Clark <dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>Given that XML is very Unicode friendly, this seems a rather odd
>>limitation.
>>
>>>>> import xml.dom.minidom
>>>>> dom = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(u'<node/>')
>>Traceback (most recent call last):
>>  File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
>>  File "c:\python21\lib\xml\dom\minidom.py", line 915, in parseString
>>    return _doparse(pulldom.parseString, args, kwargs)
>>  File "c:\python21\lib\xml\dom\minidom.py", line 901, in _doparse
>>    events = apply(func, args, kwargs)
>>  File "c:\python21\lib\xml\dom\pulldom.py", line 299, in parseString
>>    buf = StringIO(string)
>>TypeError: expected string, unicode found
>>>>> 
>
>I see that this is probably the same as Python bug #216388 which has
>been around for over a year and been given a low priority (3).
>
>Is there any chance that this might be elevated?
>
>Non-unicode XML is a bit restrictive. :-(

"Non-unicode XML" isn't XML, it just looks like XML.

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