[XML-SIG] "encoding" argument to xml.dom.minidom.toxml()?
janssen at parc.com
Wed Jun 11 01:32:53 CEST 2008
> I suspect there's a certain amount of unarticulated assumptions on both
> sides of this exchange. I'm guessing that Bill might be thinking
> something like: "it's possible to represent any Unicode character in XML
> as &#<code-position-for character>"; and was hoping that the method
> would do just that for the non-ASCII characters if he asks for ASCII
Yep, that's what I was thinking. I don't see any other reason to have
that parameter there.
The reason I asked on this list (instead of just committing the change
:-) is that I don't really know much about the grubby details of XML,
and wanted to engage some minds to consider possible nasty
side-effects of making that change. For instance, would emitting
charrefs in a CDATA section or a Processing Instructions section
really be a good idea?
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