Is it possible to consume UTF8 XML documents using xml.dom.pulldom?

Paul Boddie paul at
Wed Jul 30 18:39:27 CEST 2008

On 30 Jul, 18:17, Simon Willison <si... at> wrote:
> Some very useful people in #python on Freenode pointed out that my bug
> occurs because I'm trying to display things interactively in the
> console. Saving to a variable instead fixes the problem.

What's strange about that is how the object is represented when

('CHARACTERS', <DOM Text node "Simon\u2019s XM...">)

Here, there's no attempt made to encode \u2019 as an ASCII byte
sequence. Does the OS X version of Python do anything special with
string representations?


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