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Author flox
Recipients effbot, flox, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, r.david.murray, scoder
Date 2010-03-12.12:24:30
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I plan to merge ET 1.3 in the 3.x branch tomorrow (See #6472)
Currently, the patch is consistent with 3.1 behaviour.
It could be changed later, depending on the pronouncement on this compatibility issue.

> Previously, in ElementTree, serialising without an explicit encoding
> was a way to get a byte encoded serialisation without an XML
> declaration header.

Now you can pass keyword argument "xml_declaration=False" to skip the header explicitely.

> xml.parsers.expat.ExpatError: not well-formed (invalid token): line 1, column 9

Now it works better.

~ $ ./python 
Python 3.2a0 (py3k:78865M, Mar 12 2010, 13:05:30) 
[GCC 4.3.4] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import locale
>>> locale.getpreferredencoding() == "utf-8"
>>> from xml.etree.ElementTree import *
>>> e = Element("tag")
>>> e.text = "hellö"
>>> tostring(e)
>>> ElementTree(e).write("out.xml")
>>> tree = parse("out.xml")
>>> dump(tree)
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