Newbie needs help extracting data from XML

Rodney rodney_garland at hotmail.com
Fri Dec 30 01:46:06 CET 2005


Thanks for the help

This was a SOAP Webservice message.  I used httplib instead of SOAPpy or ZSI 
because SOAPpy cann't do arrays of complex type and ZSI was confusing.

Thanks again



"Rodney" <rodney_garland at hotmail.com> wrote in message 
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> Hi,
>
> Im a Python newbie and am trying to get the data out of a series of XML 
> files.  So for example the xml is:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><soap:Envelope 
> xmlns:soap="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/" 
> xmlns:soapenc="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/" 
> xmlns:tns="http://www.ExchangeNetwork.net/schema/v1.0/node.wsdl" 
> xmlns:types="http://www.ExchangeNetwork.net/schema/v1.0/node.wsdl" 
> xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" 
> xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"><soap:Header><wsu:Timestamp 
> xmlns:wsu="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/ws/2002/07/utility"><wsu:Created>2005-12-28T05:59:38Z</wsu:Created><wsu:Expires>2005-12-28T06:04:38Z</wsu:Expires></wsu:Timestamp></soap:Header><soap:Body 
> soap:encodingStyle="http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/encoding/"><q1:NodePingResponse 
> xmlns:q1="http://www.ExchangeNetwork.net/schema/v1.0/node.xsd"><return 
> xsi:type="xsd:string">Ready</return></q1:NodePingResponse></soap:Body></soap:Envelope>
>
>
> and I want to get the value from the element "return" which currently has 
> a value of "Ready".
>
> Other XML files I want to work with may have several elements I want to 
> pull data from.  This seem relatively easy but I have been reading and 
> cruising google for hours and none of the examples make any sense.
>
> I appreciate any code writing help with this.
>
>
> 





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