Convert raw data to XML
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Tue Jan 30 15:43:10 CET 2007
elrondrules at gmail.com wrote:
> On Jan 30, 12:05 pm, John Nagle <n... at animats.com> wrote:
>> elrondru... at gmail.com wrote:
>> > On Jan 29, 8:54 pm, "Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl... at yahoo.com.ar> wrote:
>> >>En Mon, 29 Jan 2007 23:42:07 -0300, <elrondru... at gmail.com> escribió:
>> > the reason I wanted to write it as a file was to parse the file, look
>> > for a specific attribute and execute a set of commands based on the
>> > value of the attribute.. also i needed to display the output of the
>> > http post in a more readable format..
>> That's straightforward. You confused people by asking the
>> wrong question. You wrote "Convert raw data to XML", but what
>> you want to do is parse XML and extract data from it.
>> This will do what you want:
>> For starters, try
>> from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulStoneSoup
>> xmlstring = somexml ## get your XML into here as one big
>> soup = BeautifulStoneSoup(xmlstring) # parse XML into tree
>> print soup.prettify() # print out in indented format
>> "soup" is a tree structure representing the XML, and there are
>> functions to easily find items in the tree by tag name, attribute,
>> and such. Work on the tree, not a file with the text of the indented
>> John Nagle
> is there any other way to do this without using BeautifulStoneSoup..
> using existing minidom or ext..
> i dont want to install anything new
yes, write it ;-)
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