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Author flox
Recipients effbot, flox, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, r.david.murray, scoder
Date 2010-03-14.10:59:39
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Currently "tree.write(file)" returns Unicode in 3.1 (and 3.x).
I would propose the following change:

>>> tree.write(file)
#  ==>  encode to ASCII without xml declaration (compatible 2.x)
>>> tree.write(file, encoding="utf-8")
#  ==>  encode to UTF-8 without xml declaration (compatible 2.x + 3.1)
>>> tree.write(file, encoding=False)
#  ==>  output Unicode, without xml declaration (compatible 3.1)

The "xml_declaration" keyword argument can be set to True explicitly.

For compatibility with lxml.etree, "encoding=str" returns the same as "encoding=False".

Functions tostring() and tostringlist() will inherit the same behavior.
This change could be backported to 2.7, because it is backward compatible.

See proposed patch for implementation details.
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