xml file structure for use with ElementTree?
stewart.midwinter at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 18:07:14 CEST 2004
Andrew Dalke <adalke at mindspring.com> wrote
> Legal XML would look like
> <person name="joe" sex="male" age="49"></person>
sigh... after a good night's sleep I discovered that myself this
morning. It's obvious, of course.
> for person in tree.findall("person"):
> if person.attrib["name"] == "joe":
> raise AssertionError("Where's joe?")
That's the ticket! Unfortunately at the moment when I run this code I
get the following error:'
ElementTree instance has no attribute 'remove'
but I'll try to work through that.
> Given what you've shown, you need a reference to XML
> and not ElementTree. The latter assumes you understand
> the former. I don't have one handy.
that's a polite way of saying I'm clueless about XML, which is true!
The main appeal of ElementTree was so I could avoid having to learn a
whole lot about XML in order to parse a simple file, but I am coming
to the conclusion that ElementTree is only simple if you already have
an understanding about XML.
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