[XML-SIG] Re: [4suite] Python 1.5 support with PyXML 0.6.2/4Suite0.9.2

Thomas B. Passin tpassin@home.com
Fri, 17 Nov 2000 11:14:07 -0500

Alexandre Fayolle wrote

> On Fri, 17 Nov 2000, Uche Ogbuji wrote:
> > So I guess the big question is: for those sticking with
Python 1.5.2, is
> > the old ISO conversion facility from xml.unicode still
> As far as I'm concerned, yes, definitely.
I'd say so, too.  I think most people using the python 1.5.2
package expect things to work right - without thinking about
encoding issues - in the same examples they have been using.
Using 6.1, apparently, we get UTF-8 if we don't do anything
about it.  It seems to work most of the iime, at least so
far on my own system.  Which is fine unless there's a
stumble because of -1 latin encoding that isn't right for
UTF-8 (which someone alluded to).

The upshot seems to be this - provide a means for latin
(8859-1 if I understand correctly) encoding if it's
reasonably possible.  I don't think anything else needs to
be supported besides this.


Tom Passin