[xml.dom.minidom] why cant it parse '&'

Oren Tirosh oren-py-l at hishome.net
Thu Sep 12 12:06:15 CEST 2002


On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 09:58:29AM +0000, :B nerdy wrote:
> im using the minidom.parseString() to parse the following text
> 
> <sxml>
> <title>Congo Mombo - Guitar Gable & The Musical Kings</title>
> <composer>Various</composer>
> <genre>blues</genre>
> <trackNo>12</trackNo>
> <copyright>Westwood</copyright>
> <dateInserted>2002-03-11</dateInserted>
> </sxml>
> 
> when it comes to the '&' it throws an exception. is there any way around
> this problem??

It's not specific to Python or minidom. & and <> are reserved characters 
in SGML/HTML/XML.

&  =>  &amp;
<  =>  &lt;
>  =>  &gt;

	Oren




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