formatted xml output from ElementTree inconsistency

uche.ogbuji at uche.ogbuji at
Sun Jun 26 15:34:05 CEST 2005

Patrick Maupin wrote:
Dennis Bieber wrote:
> Off hand, I'd consider the non-binary nature to be because the
> internet protocols are mostly designed for text, not binary.

A document at lists "the design goals for

One of the listed goals is "XML documents should be human-legible and
reasonably clear".

Yes.  Thanks for mentioning this, because people too often forget it.

minidom, 4Suite's Domlette and Amara all provide good pretty-print
output functions.  The latter two use rules from the XSLT spec, which
is designed by people who have the above design goal well in their


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