form filling XML

George buffer_88 at hotmail.com
Thu Oct 13 19:08:47 CEST 2005


How can I do the following in python:

given two strings:
form="""
<html>
<head> <title> My Sample Web Page </title> </head>
<body bgcolor="white">
<p>
What are the weekdays?
<ol>
<li>Monday</li>
<li>Tuesday</li>
<li>Wednesday</li>
<li>Thursday</li>
<li>Friday</li>
</ol>
</p>
</body>
</html>
"""
fillin="""
<dutchdays>
<Monday>maandag</Monday>
<Tuesday>dinsdag</Tuesday>
<Wednesday>woensdag</Wednesday>
<Thursday>donderdag</Thursday>
<Friday>vrijdag</Friday>
<Saturday>zaterdag</Saturday>
<Sunday>zondag</Sunday>
</dutchdays>
"""

How can I compare the text in the element tags <li> with the elements
tags in filling and if they match replace the text within the elements
tags <li> with the text in the matching element tag of fillin.
For example Since the text Monday in form matches the Element tag
<Monday> in fillin put maandag in the element tag <li> of Monday.

Kind of a Pseudo Code

import xml.dom.minidom

def xmlform(form=None, fillin=None):
 Fo = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(form)
 Fi = xml.dom.minidom.parseString(fillin)

 Fo information:
 get element tags for li
 get text for li

 Fi information:
 get childtags for dutchdays

 if(text for li=child tags for dutchdays):
   replace child tags for dutchdays text with text for li

There needs to be a loop but I cannot figure out what type of loop
maybe a while len(Fo)>0: to process through the form.

Thanks for the help!!




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