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bpo-35603: Add a note on difflib table header interpreted as HTML (GH…


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miss-islington and tirkarthi committed Sep 11, 2019
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@@ -127,6 +127,10 @@ diffs. For comparing directories and files, see also, the :mod:`filecmp` module.
the next difference highlight at the top of the browser without any leading

.. note::
*fromdesc* and *todesc* are interpreted as unescaped HTML and should be
properly escaped while receiving input from untrusted sources.

.. versionchanged:: 3.5
*charset* keyword-only argument was added. The default charset of
HTML document changed from ``'ISO-8859-1'`` to ``'utf-8'``.

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