How to access XML passed from an XForm

Paul Boddie paul at boddie.net
Fri Sep 20 17:51:15 CEST 2002


Jeremy Rew <huxley1 at westnet.com.au> wrote in message news:<mailman.1032506367.3820.python-list at python.org>...
> 
> I have an XForm that passes a serialised XML document to a URI ( a python 
> script). Im not exactly sure of the internal representation of what it 
> sends, but I am having trouble just finding out how to access the XML from 
> within the python script.  I just need to know if theres a way to store the 
> XML in a string or find out where I can access it from, as I already know 
> how to process/manipulate the XML once I can get at it. Any ideas (Im 
> rather new to python)?

I imagine that what you want to know is documented here:

  http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-xforms-20020821/slice11.html

I suspect that you can handle the incoming data in a similar way to
HTML form "file upload" information, but at the most basic level,
you're most likely to be getting a generic HTTP request with certain
parts of the message body containing the information you require. I
wonder if some of the work around this hasn't already been done in
certain XML-RPC or SOAP implementations...

Paul



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