[Chicago] modifying xml ?

Carl Karsten carl at personnelware.com
Thu Oct 14 05:49:12 CEST 2010

On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 4:06 PM, Lukasz Szybalski <szybalski at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm trying to modify some big xml by replacing the data with my data.
> Find node and replace "last name" ,"first name"....order detail, where
> order details might have multiple children.
> Are there any useful tutorials or sample code  for doing that with lxml
> I would like to pull up the object like:
> Root.Customer.someSubNode.Order.Product = 'this is a new name'
> I'm not trying to build a new xml, I'm just modifying an existing xml,
> replacing data, and passing that along.
> What would be the easiest way to do this?
> Thanks,
> Lucas

I have yet to become really comfortable with xml - I think because it
is more flexible than I want it to be.   I have done what you
describe, but I have no clue how well I did it.

I wrote this originally as proof of concept, then turned it into a
demo for a talk:

then I used what I learned here:

feel free to ask questions, it is how we learn.

Carl K

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