Counting Elements in an xml file

Marco Bizzarri marco.bizzarri at
Sat Aug 30 19:48:10 CEST 2008

On Sat, Aug 30, 2008 at 7:37 PM, Ouray Viney <oviney at> wrote:
> Hi All:
> I am looking at writing a python script that will let me parse a
> TestSuite xml file that contains n number of TestCases.
> My goal is to be able to count the <TestCase> elements base on a key
> value pair in the xml node.
> Example
> <Testcase execute="true" name="foobar">
> I would like to be able to count the number of TestCases that contain
> the "execute=true" but not the ones that contain "execute=false".
> I have review the python docs and various python ebooks.
> Does anyone have any experience with this sort of thing?  If so, could
> you suggest a good library and possibly some samples?

Isn't the SAX part of this howto

enough for you to create your parser?


Marco Bizzarri

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