DSMLParser example

Yves Dorfsman yves at zioup.com
Wed Dec 17 15:36:19 CET 2008

Michael Ströder wrote:
> Yves Dorfsman wrote:
>> Is there a simple example for dsml.DSMLParser() somewhere ?
> No, this module is rather unmaintained.
> IIRC it mainly works like module ldif: You should sub-class
> dsml.DSMLParser implementing a custom method .handle(). Note that it
> only supports DMSLv1 which is not what you want today.

I did subclass it, the Writer works (I manage to convert from ldfi to dsml), 
but I never get to use the handler method, because it fails when I try to 

>> I have tried:
>> x = dsml.DSMLParser(input_file, dsml.DSMLv1Handler)
>> But eventually it fails with an HTTP 404 error...
> ???

Yes I was confused too. The documentation does not indicate what the 
ContentHandler should be... is dsml.DSMLv1Handler the right thing to put there ?

   File "./ieLDAP.py", line 106, in main
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/dsml.py", line 300, in parse
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/expatreader.py", line 
109, in parse
     xmlreader.IncrementalParser.parse(self, source)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/xmlreader.py", line 
123, in parse
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/expatreader.py", line 
216, in feed
     self._parser.Parse(data, isFinal)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/expatreader.py", line 
395, in external_entity_ref
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/_xmlplus/sax/saxutils.py", line 
524, in prepare_input_source
     f = urllib2.urlopen(source.getSystemId())
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 124, in urlopen
     return _opener.open(url, data)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 387, in open
     response = meth(req, response)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 498, in http_response
     'http', request, response, code, msg, hdrs)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 425, in error
     return self._call_chain(*args)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 360, in _call_chain
     result = func(*args)
   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/urllib2.py", line 506, in http_error_default
     raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)
urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found


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