Problem parsing namespaces with xml.dom.minidom

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Jan 18 05:53:57 EST 2005

Mike McGavin wrote:

>> is the DOM API an absolute requirement?
> It wouldn't need to conform to the official specifications of the DOM API, but I guess I'm after 
> some comparable functionality.
> In particular, I need to be able to parse a namespace-using XML document into some kind of node 
> tree, and then being able to query the tree to select elements based on their namespace and local 
> tag names, and so on. I don't mind if the methods provided don't conform exactly to DOM 
> specifications.

sounds like this might be exactly what you need:

(it's also the fastest and most memory-efficient Python-only parser you
can get, but I suppose that's not a problem ;-)


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