Python parsing iTunes XML/COM

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at
Wed Jul 30 22:51:16 CEST 2008

william tanksley wrote:
> Okay, so you decode to go from raw
> byes into a given encoding, and you encode to go from a given encoding
> to raw bytes.

No, decoding goes from a byte sequence to a Unicode string and encoding goes
from a Unicode string to a byte sequence.

Unicode is not an encoding. A Unicode string is a character sequence, not a
byte sequence.


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