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:
>>
>>        http://www.crummy.com/software/BeautifulSoup/
>>
>> For starters, try
>>
>>         from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulStoneSoup
>>         xmlstring = somexml     ## get your XML into here as one big
>>         string
>>         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
>> output.
>>
>>                                 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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