wddx problem with entities

Tim Arnold tiarno at sas.com
Wed Jun 7 15:26:46 CEST 2006

I'm confused about why I get this error:
UnicodeError: ASCII encoding error: ordinal not in range(128)

when I try to load a wddx file containing this string:
<string>The image file, gif/aperçu.png, does
                  not exist.</string>

When I loop through the file as if it's text and check the ord() value of 
each character, of course it's clean. Do I have to replace numbered entities 
in the wddx file before I can wddx.load() it?

example program:
from xml.marshal import wddx

datastring = '''<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE wddxPacket SYSTEM "wddx_0090.dtd">
<wddxPacket version="0.9">
  <string>The image file, gif/aperçu.png,does not exist.</string>

data = wddx.loads(datastring)

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