[HTTP] Encoding problems with Network.HTTP

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at singpolyma.net
Thu Jul 19 22:15:38 BST 2012

I was using Network.HTTP today for some scraping work (along with 
HandsomeSoup) and it seems that the library seems from the outside at 
a glance to support giving the body as a String, but on closer inspection 
any non-ASCII data in the data gets mangled into the String.

Probably should look at Content-Type and do encoding properly to String or 
Text using encoding/iconv/text-icu or else not support broken String results 
and just use ByteString.

Stephen Paul Weber, @singpolyma
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