lxml/ElementTree and .tail

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Thu Nov 16 11:11:35 CET 2006

Paul Boddie wrote:

>> Yes, it is. Just look at the API. It's an attribute of an Element, isn't it?
>> What other API do you know where removing an element from a data structure
>> leaves part of the element behind?
> I guess it depends on what you regard an element to be...

Stefan said "Element", not "element".

"Element" is a class in the "ElementTree" module, which can be used to 
*represent* an XML element in an XML infoset, including all the data 
*inside* the XML element, and any data *between* that XML element and 
the next one (which is always character data, of course).

It's not very difficult, really; especially if you, as Stefan said, 
think in infoset terms rather "a sequence of little piggies" terms.


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