newbie: minidom

Danny Scalenotti noreply at
Fri Nov 10 18:01:02 CET 2006

I'm not able to get out of this .......

from  xml.dom.minidom import getDOMImplementation

impl = getDOMImplementation()  // default UTF-8
doc = impl.createDocument(None, "test",None)
root = doc.documentElement
root.setAttribute('myattrib', '5')

print root.toxml()

I obtain

<test myattrib="5"/>

why not this?

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<test myattrib="5"/>


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