minidom, drilling down to a low node in one line?

Matt Brown - nyc MatthewBrown at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 19:33:03 CET 2009


Hello,


I hope this isn't completely redundant...

I'm working with an example found of parsing XML with xml.dom.minidom
and am having some issues getting a node down three levels.

Here is the tutorial:
http://diveintopython.org/xml_processing/parsing_xml.html

Given the XML:
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<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<grammar>
<ref id="bit">
  <p>0</p>
  <p>1</p>
</ref>
</grammar>
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How do I address the textNode.data that = 0?

The only way I figured out is to recursively childNode from the parsed
down (as following the guide).  Is there no way to simply address the
item by something along the lines of:

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xmldoc = minidom.parse("example.xml")
xmldoc.getElementsByTagName("grammar:ref:p:")
_____________


Any input or direction is appreciated.


Thanks!

Matt



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