elementtree and gbk encoding

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Tue Mar 14 23:45:19 CET 2006


> Here's what I get with the prepending hack:
> 
>  >>> et.fromstring('<?xml version="1.0" encoding="gbk"?>\n' + 
> open(filename).read())
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<interactive input>", line 1, in ?
>   File "C:\Program 
> Files\Python\lib\site-packages\elementtree\ElementTree.py", line 960, in 
> XML
>     parser.feed(text)
>   File "C:\Program 
> Files\Python\lib\site-packages\elementtree\ElementTree.py", line 1242, 
> in feed
>     self._parser.Parse(data, 0)
> ExpatError: unknown encoding: line 1, column 30
> 
> 
> Are the XML encoding names different from the Python ones?  The "gbk" 
> encoding seems to work okay from Python:

I had similar trouble with cElementTree and cp1252 encodings. But 
upgrading to a more recent version helped. Did you try parsing with e.g. 
  sax?

Diez



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