[XML-SIG] well-formed xml

Mark McEahern marklists at mceahern.com
Fri Sep 27 21:31:10 CEST 2002


[Mike Rovner]
> IIRC, double quotes are the must:
> s = '<a href="http://google.com/search?hl=en&amp;q=foobar">search</a>'

Thanks for the reply.  It seems to be the ampersand:

from xml.dom import minidom
s = "<a href='http://google.com/search?hl=en&q=foobar'>search</a>"
s2 = s.replace("&", "&amp;")
for x in (s, s2):
    try:
        doc = minidom.parseString(x)
    except Exception, e:
        print "Failed: %s" % x
    else:
        print "Succeeded: %s" % x

Output:

Failed: <a href='http://google.com/search?hl=en&q=foobar'>search</a>
Succeeded: <a href='http://google.com/search?hl=en&amp;q=foobar'>search</a>

// m




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