[BangPypers] escaping for xml

bhaskar jain bhaskar.jain2002 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 07:02:23 CET 2009


sorry forgot to mention that tried with specifying the encoding in toxml()
too but with same results.

>>> e.toxml("UTF-8")
'<abc>&amp;lt;hello&amp;gt;bhaskar&amp;lt;/hello&amp;gt;</abc>'

>>> e.toxml("utf-8")
'<abc>&amp;lt;hello&amp;gt;bhaskar&amp;lt;/hello&amp;gt;</abc>'


Thanks.
Bhaskar.

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 11:27 AM, bhaskar jain
<bhaskar.jain2002 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>
>   I am stuck while escaping "<" and ">" in the xml file using
> xml.dom.minidom.
>   I tried to get the unicode hex value and use that instead  (
> http://slayeroffice.com/tools/unicode_lookup/)
>   Tried to use the standard "&lt;" and "&gt;" but still with no success.
>   I saw similar bugs in python bugzilla - http://bugs.python.org/issue5752and some others but not sure.
>
>
> >>> from xml.dom.minidom import Document
> >>> doc = Document()
> >>> e = doc.createElement("abc")
> >>> s1 = '<hello>bhaskar</hello>'
> >>> text = doc.createTextNode(s1)
> >>> e.appendChild(text)
> <DOM Text node "<hello>bha...">
>
> >>> e.toxml()
> '<abc>&lt;hello&gt;bhaskar&lt;/hello&gt;</abc>'
>
> same result with writexml()
>
>
> >>> from xml.dom.minidom import Document
> >>> doc = Document()
> >>> e = doc.createElement("abc")
> >>> s1 = u'&lt;hello&gt;bhaskar&lt;/hello&gt;'
> >>> text = doc.createTextNode(s1)
> >>> e.appendChild(text)
> <DOM Text node "&lt;hello&...">
>
> >>> e.toxml()
> u'<abc>&amp;lt;hello&amp;gt;bhaskar&amp;lt;/hello&amp;gt;</abc>'
>
>
> Tried other ways but with same results.
> Only way is to override the writer and replace like shown here -
> http://www.velocityreviews.com/forums/t330646-a-simple-xmldomminidom-question.html
> .
>
> Has anybody solved this?
>
> I want to have a text node with contents as
> "ds:X509Certificate>-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- </ds:X509Certificate>".
> Creating an element as "ds:x509Certificate" and then creating a text node
> with the certificate and appending it to the element works but a third
> party-library fails to parse it.
> So would like to have a single text node with the contents.
>
> Thanks.
>
> --Bhaskar.
>
>
>


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