insert comments into elementtree

Tim Arnold tim.arnold at sas.com
Mon Nov 19 18:45:20 CET 2007


"Stefan Behnel" <stefan.behnel-n05pAM at web.de> wrote in message 
news:473DDF5B.2020801 at web.de...
> Tim Arnold wrote:
>> Hi, I'm using the TidyHTMLTreeBuilder to generate some elementtrees from
>> html. One by-product is that I'm losing comments embedded in the html.
>
> That's how the parser in ET works. Use lxml instead, which keeps documents
> intact while parsing.
>
> http://codespeak.net/lxml/dev/
> http://codespeak.net/lxml/dev/lxmlhtml.html
>
> Stefan

Thanks Stefan, I certainly would use lxml if I could get everything to 
compile on this HPux10.20.
I did manage to get this one solved by inserting the comments back in like 
this:
elem.insert(0,ET.Comment('stopindex'))

thanks,
--Tim Arnold





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