[Baypiggies] XSLT vs Python for XML manipulation (Venkatraman S)

Ramin Firoozye raminf at gmail.com
Thu May 29 19:08:51 CEST 2008

> On a related note, am trying to code a generic class(xml parser) which
> defines its own member variables at run time. That is, if the xml is :
> <a>
>     <b>10</b>
>     <c>30</c>
>     <d>
>         <e>100</e>
>         <f>200</f>
>    </d>
> </a>
> and after i parse it, i should be able to access individual entities  
> with a
> DOT notation, i.e, a.b  returns me 10 and a.d returns me a list of  
> 100,200.
> Am just clueless - any pointers?
> -- 
> Venka

You can try using Amara (http://uche.ogbuji.net/tech/4suite/amara/).  
It supports dot notation to access sub-elements as well as array  
notation to index into children. To get the sub-element text as list,  
you'll have to write a small bit of custom code that traverses the  
children and returns their bodies as a list. Feel free to post back  
here if you have trouble with it.


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