xml processing and sys.setdefaultencoding

christof hoeke csad7 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 20 15:14:18 CEST 2003

i wrote a small application which extracts a javadoc similar documentation
for xslt stylesheets using python, xslt and pyana.
using non-ascii characters was a problem. so i set the defaultending to
UTF-8 and now everything works (at least it seems so, need to do more
testing though).

it may not be the most elegant solution (according to python in a nutshell)
but it almost seems when doing xml processing it is mandatory to set the
default encoding. xml processing should almost only work with unicode
strings and this seems the easiest solution.

any comments on this? better ways to work


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