urllib "quote" problem

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 21:09:58 CEST 2010

On 8/20/10 1:50 PM, John Nagle wrote:
> On 8/20/2010 8:41 AM, Aahz wrote:
>> In article<4c5eef7f$0$1609$742ec2ed at news.sonic.net>,
>> John Nagle<nagle at animats.com> wrote:
>>> This looks like code that will do the wrong thing in
>>> Python 2.6 for characters in the range 128-255. Those are
>>> illegal in type "str", but this code is constructing such
>>> values with "chr".
>> WDYM "illegal"?
> Type "str" in Python 2.6 is ASCII, 0..127.

In Python 2.6, type "str" is comprised of bytes 0..255, not ASCII characters.

Robert Kern

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