[XML-SIG] PyExpat encoding (was: XML support in Python 1.6)

Andy Robinson andy@reportlab.com
Thu, 1 Jun 2000 21:24:00 +0100

Andrew M. Kuchling:
> Hmmm... on the third hand, XML is a Unicode based standard, and
> sometimes returning Unicode and sometimes an 8-bit string is also
> strange.  Maybe it's best to just always return Unicode, and leave
> further conversion to the caller.
> I think I'd go for the third option: always returning Unicode strings.

I agree.  It will make more people start using Unicode if a major library
outputs it :-)

- Andy Robinson