<?standalone yes?>

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Sep 23 15:22:21 CEST 2003

"Lonnie, SRC employee" wrote:
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> I can figure out how to set the standalone attribute in the <? xml
> version="1.0 ?> tag eg <?xml version="1.0" standalone="yes" ?>

Simplest approach might be to manually munge the <?xml ?> tag
as you write the output to a file.  You could do a simple re.sub()
or something like this, which we've used from time to time with no
ill effects to date (pseudo-code, not executable as-is):

xml = '<?xml version="1.0"?><doc><somestuff/></doc>'

xmlEnd = xml.find('?>') + 2

file.write('<?xml standalone="yes" version="1.0"?>' + xml[xmlEnd:])

In other words, find the end of the original <?xml?> tag, strip it,
substitute your own, continue on with life.

Simplest thing that could possibly work...


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