Excess whitespace in my soup
stefan.behnel-n05pAM at web.de
Sat Jan 19 14:34:57 CET 2008
John Machin wrote:
> On Jan 19, 11:00 pm, Fredrik Lundh <fred... at pythonware.com> wrote:
>> John Machin wrote:
>>> I'm happy enough with reassembling the second item. The problem is in
>>> reliably and correctly collapsing the whitespace in each of the above
>> > fiveelements. The standard Python idiom of u' '.join(text.split())
>> > won't work because the text is Unicode and u'\xa0' is whitespace
>>> and would be converted to a space.
>> would this (or some variation of it) work?
>> >>> re.sub("[ \n\r\t]+", " ", u"foo\n frab\xa0farn")
>> u'foo frab\xa0farn'
> Yes, partially. Leading and trailing whitespace has to be removed
> entirely, not replaced by one space.
Sounds like adding a .strip() to me ...
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