TSV to HTML
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Wed May 31 20:47:17 CEST 2006
> I was wondering if anyone here on the group could point me
> in a direction that would expllaing how to use python to
> convert a tsv file to html. I have been searching for a
> resource but have only seen information on dealing with
> converting csv to tsv. Specifically I want to take the
> values and insert them into an html table.
> I have been trying to figure it out myself, and in
> essence, this is what I have come up with. Am I on the
> right track? I really have the feeling that I am
> re-inventing the wheel here.
> 1) in the code define a css
> 2) use a regex to extract the info between tabs
> 3) wrap the values in the appropriate tags and insert into
> 4) write the .html file
Sounds like you just want to do something like
for line in file("in.tsv"):
items = line.split("\t")
for item in items:
print "<td>%s</td>" % item
It gets a little more complex if you need to clean each item
for HTML entities/scripts/etc...but that's usually just a
function that you'd wrap around the item:
print "<td>%s</td>" % escapeEntity(item)
using whatever "escapeEntity" function you have on hand.
from xml.sax.saxutils import escape
print "<td>%s</td>" % escape(item)
It doesn't gracefully attempt to define headers using
<thead>, <tbody>, and <th> sorts of rows, but a little
toying should solve that.
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