[BangPypers] escaping for xml

bhaskar jain bhaskar.jain2002 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 16:51:51 CET 2009

>>>On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 8:33 PM, Shivaraj M S <shivraj.ms at gmail.com>wrote:

> This may be a solution if I am not getting you wrong.
> 1.write the whole string to a file
> 2.feed that to xml.dom.minidom.parse
> 3.retrieve whole or childnodes from toxml

Thank you for the reply.

My problem was that i had an element and had created a textnode with a
public certificate and then appended it as a child to the element.
Problem is writexml(), toxml() when given '\n' for pretty printing add a
newline between the element and the text node. So
So my third party wants -

.. ....

and we give him


>>> import xml.dom.minidom as md
>>> doc = md.Document()
>>> e = doc.createElement("element")
>>> t = doc.createTextNode("----BEGIN CERT---- blah blah ---END---CERT---")
>>> e.appendChild(t)
<DOM Text node "----BEGIN ...">

>>> e.toxml()
'<element>----BEGIN CERT---- blah blah ---END---CERT---</element>'

>>> e.toprettyxml()
'<element>\n\t----BEGIN CERT---- blah blah ---END---CERT---\n</element>\n'

So was using writexml('\t', '\n') so as the xml is readable and it added a
newline after the element and before the text node causing my third party
library to barf in agony.



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