XML Parsing

hrishy hrishys at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Feb 26 06:36:04 CET 2009


Ha the guru himself responding :-)


--- On Wed, 25/2/09, Paul McGuire <ptmcg at austin.rr.com> wrote:

> From: Paul McGuire <ptmcg at austin.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: XML Parsing
> To: python-list at python.org
> Date: Wednesday, 25 February, 2009, 2:04 PM
> On Feb 25, 1:17 am, hrishy <hris... at yahoo.co.uk>
> wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > Something like this
> >
> <snip solution using ElementTree>
> >
> > Note i am not a python programmer just a enthusiast
> and i was curious why people on the list didnt suggest a
> code like above
> >
> 
> You just beat the rest of us to it - good example of
> ElementTree for
> parsing XML (and I Iearned the '//' shortcut for
> one or more
> intervening tag levels).
> 
> To the OP: if you are parsing XML, I would look hard at the
> modules
> (esp. ElementTree) that are written explicitly for XML,
> before
> considering using regular expressions.  There are just too
> many
> potential surprises when trying to match XML tags -
> presence/absence/
> order of attributes, namespaces, whitespace inside tags, to
> name a
> few.
> 
> -- Paul
> --
> http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/python-list


      



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