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

Dale Strickland-Clark dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk
Tue Oct 30 15:04:56 CET 2001

Dale Strickland-Clark <dale at riverhall.NOTHANKS.co.uk> wrote:

>Given that XML is very Unicode friendly, this seems a rather odd
>>>> 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. :-(
Dale Strickland-Clark
Riverhall Systems Ltd

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