unicode + xml

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Tue Sep 8 08:50:28 CEST 2009

Laurent Luce wrote:
> Can someone confirm that the issue here is I need to encode the xml data using:
> # encode as UTF-8
> utf8_string = xml.encode( 'utf-8' )
> and then post it to the server.

Well, since you declared it to be UTF-8, it must be UTF-8 encoded.

However, your question seems to imply that you generate the XML manually
using string concatenation, which is a rather bad idea. Python has great
XML tools like ElementTree that help in generating and serialising XML
correctly (besides parsing, searching and other things).


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