sax barfs on unicode filenames

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Wed Oct 4 22:46:46 CEST 2006

Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> Yes. While you can pass Unicode strings as file names to many Python
> functions, you can't pass them to Expat, as Expat requires the file name
> as a byte string. Hence the error.

sounds like a bug in the xml.sax layer, really (ET also uses Expat, and 
doesn't seem to have any problems dealing with unicode filenames...)


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