BeautifulSoup error

William Xu william.xwl at gmail.com
Fri Jun 16 05:33:31 CEST 2006


Hi, all,

This piece of code used to work well. i guess the error occurs after
some upgrade.

>>> import urllib
>>> from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
>>> url = 'http://www.google.com'
>>> port = urllib.urlopen(url).read()
>>> soup = BeautifulSoup()
>>> soup.feed(port)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/sgmllib.py", line 94, in feed
    self.rawdata = self.rawdata + data
UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xb8 in position 565: ordinal not in range(128)
>>>

Any ideas to solve this?

version info:

Python 2.3.5 (#2, Mar  7 2006, 12:43:17)
[GCC 4.0.3 20060212 (prerelease) (Debian 4.0.2-9)] on linux2

python-beautifulsoup: 3.0.1-1

-- 
William

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