Author mrabarnett
Recipients ezio.melotti, glebourgeois, mrabarnett, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2013-10-17.14:54:01
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The bytestring literal isn't valid. It starts with b" and later on has an unescaped " followed by more characters.

Also, the usual way to decode by using the .decode method.

I get this:

>>> content = b"+1911\' rel=\'stylesheet\' type=\'text/css\' />\n<link rel=\"alternate\" type=\"application/rss+xml\""
>>> content.decode("utf-7", "strict")
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#10>", line 1, in <module>
    content.decode("utf-7", "strict")
  File "C:\Python33\lib\encodings\", line 12, in decode
    return codecs.utf_7_decode(input, errors, True)
UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf7' codec can't decode bytes in position 0-5: partial character in shift sequence
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