formatted xml output from ElementTree inconsistency
kent37 at tds.net
Fri Jun 24 12:46:37 CEST 2005
Matthew Thorley wrote:
> Greetings, perhaps someone can explain this. I get to different styles
> of formatting for xmla and xmlb when I do the following:
> Is that because the some_file.xml is already nicely formatted? I thought
> that the formatting was ignored when creating new elements.
ElementTree is preserving the whitespace of the original.
> Is their a function to 'pretty print' an element?
AFAIK this is not supported in ElementTree. I hacked my own by modifying ElementTree._write(); it wasn't too hard to make a version that suited my purposes.
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