XML root node attributes

Matt Mitchell mmitchell at transparent.com
Tue Nov 17 15:40:36 CET 2009

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I'm little confused about adding attributes to the root node when
creating an XML document.
Can I do this using minidom or something else.
I can't find anything that would fit my needs.

i would like to have something like this:
<?xml ... ?>
<root a="v" b="v2" c="v3">
    <d ... > </d>

Please help.



I'm sure someone will point out a better way to do it but yes, you can
do it with minidom.

from xml.dom.minidom import Document

doc = Document()

root = doc.createElement('root')
root.setAttribute('a', 'v')
root.setAttribute('b', 'v2')
root.setAttribute('c', '3')

d = doc.createElement('d')

print doc.toprettyxml()

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