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Author lemburg
Recipients effbot, flox, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, lemburg, r.david.murray, scoder
Date 2010-03-22.09:36:30
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Stefan Behnel wrote:
> Stefan Behnel <> added the comment:
>> Supporting unicode for lxml.etree compatibility is fine with me, but I
>> think it might make sense to support the string "unicode" as well (as
>> a pseudo-encoding -- it's pretty clear to me that nobody will ever
>> define a real character encoding with that name :-).
> The reason I chose the unicode type over a 'unicode' string name at the time was that I wanted to make a clear distinction to show that this is not just selecting a different codec but that it changes the output type.
> I don't really care either way, though, given that this reads a lot less well in Py3. If ET supports both, lxml will follow.

There's always the possibility of adding a new official codec
called 'unicode' which converts Unicode to Unicode as no-op.

This may also be useful to have in other situations where you
want to signal a special case for Unicode input or output.
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