--On 15. Januar 2007 13:26:16 +0100 Martijn Faassen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

How would you propose to parse the following unicode string?

u"<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?><foo />"

If your parser is unicode-aware then the encoding of the preamble
does not matter since you have already unicode internally and can process your file totally on XML.

If your parser isn't unicode-aware then you will likely convert it to
utf-8 and work internally with utf-8 encoded strings. In fact xml.parsers.expat since to support unicode (it can return unicode strings
to the handlers, see 'returns_unicode' property). However you need to
reconstruct the XMl preamble when you reconstruct your XML from the
parsed data.

Or am I missing something?


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