PyXML DOM question: adding the DOCTYPE
pibble at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 13 21:01:38 CEST 2001
I'm building XML documents in Python 2.1 using xml.dom.minidom.
Everything is peachy keen with the output except one thing: I need a
<!DOCTYPE> meta-element at the top of the document, and I can't seem
to get minidom to include this. The scanty documentation provides few
clues for this puzzle.
I'm using a DocumentType object received from createDocumentType, and
I specify the DTD in that, but it doesn't want to create a DOCTYPE
element in the final output.
Am I going to have to do something ugly and hackish like manually
inserting my <!DOCTYPE> in my final XML string with a regular
expression? Bah... there has to be a better way!!
from xml.dom import minidom
# DO == DocumentObjectModel Implementation object
DO = minidom.getDOMImplementation()
# DT == Document Type object
DT = DO.createDocumentType('JxRule', '', 'jxrule.dtd')
doc = DO.createDocument("http://journyx.com/xml", "JxRule", DT)
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