How to serialize an xml document in Python

Alex Martelli aleax at aleax.it
Wed Mar 19 22:28:56 CET 2003


Antun Karlovac wrote:

> This sounds like a REALLY easy question, but for the life of me I
> can't seem to find a solution. I've created an XML document as
> follows:-
> 
>         impl = xml.dom.minidom.getDOMImplementation()
>         doc = impl.createDocument( None, "element", None )
>        
> 
> And then I added plenty of nodes to it.
> 
> So far I've been printing it out to the console:
> 
>         xml.dom.ext.PrettyPrint( doc )
> 
> But now I want to assign the serialized string of the XML to a
> variable.

Perhaps

  thevariable = doc.toprettyxml()

...?


Alex





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