[Tutor] Pretty XML
francis.moore at rawflow.com
Wed Nov 23 17:54:20 CET 2005
Greg Lindstrom wrote:
> I am in the process of creating an XML document from information
> stored in our database. One of my colleagues will use the record to
> format our information (health care claims) into all sorts of forms,
> reports, etc. He is partial to PHP5 but I like Python and would like
> to know if there is something that would read in my XML file and
> format it in a similar manner to "pretty print" so I can verify the
> correct information is being pulled. I have looked into the XML
> documentation and, to be honest, I am overwhelmed with the choices;
> SAX, DOM, XPath, 4Suite, and more. Though I've been coding full time
> for 25 years, I'm new to XML and could use some pointers.
> My immediate concern is to read in an XML stream from a file and
> format it with indentation so that I can read and verify the data
> against out database. My long term concern is what tool(s) do you
> think would give the biggest return against the effort required to
> learn them? The claim files I am generating will be less than a meg
> each, if that matters.
Googling found the following Python/SAX XML indenter:
It should do what you want or at least give you a head start.
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