Processing XML File

jakecjacobson jakecjacobson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 19:34:17 CET 2010


On Jan 29, 1:04 pm, Adam Tauno Williams <awill... at opengroupware.us>
wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-01-29 at 09:25 -0800, jakecjacobson wrote:
> > I need to take a XML web resource and split it up into smaller XML
> > files.  I am able to retrieve the web resource but I can't find any
> > good XML examples.  I am just learning Python so forgive me if this
> > question has been answered many times in the past.
> > My resource is like:
> > <document>
> >      ...
> >      ...
> > </document>
> > <document>
> >      ...
> >      ...
> > </document>
> > So in this example, I would need to output 2 files with the contents
> > of each file what is between the open and close document tag.
>
> Do you want to parse the document or SaX?
>
> I have a SaX example at
> <http://coils.hg.sourceforge.net/hgweb/coils/coils/file/99b227b08f7f/s...>

Thanks but I am way over my head with XML, Python.  I am working with
DDMS and need to output the individual resource nodes to their own
file.  I hope that this helps and I need a good example and how to use
it.

Here is what a resource node looks like:
      <ddms:Resource
        xsi:schemaLocation="https://metadata.dod.mil/mdr/ns/DDMS/1.4/
https://metadata.dod.mil/mdr/ns/DDMS/1.4/"
        xmlns:ddms="https://metadata.dod.mil/mdr/ns/DDMS/1.4/"
        xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
        xmlns:ICISM="urn:us:gov:ic:ism:v2">
        <ddms:identifier ddms:qualifier="URL" ddms:value="https://
metadata.dod.mil/mdr/ns/TBD/1.0/SampleTaxonomy.owl"/>
        <ddms:identifier ddms:qualifier="https://metadata.dod.mil/mdr/
ns/MDR/1.0/MDR.owl#GovernanceNamespace" ddms:value="TBD"/>
        <ddms:identifier ddms:qualifier="Version" ddms:value="1.0"/>
        <ddms:title ICISM:ownerProducer="USA"
ICISM:classification="U">Sample Taxonomy</ddms:title>
        <ddms:description ICISM:ownerProducer="USA"
ICISM:classification="U">
          This is a sample taxonomy created for the Help page.
        </ddms:description>
        <ddms:dates ddms:posted="2007-11-24"/>
        <ddms:creator ICISM:ownerProducer="USA"
ICISM:classification="U">
          <ddms:Person>
            <ddms:name>Sample</ddms:name>
            <ddms:surname>Developer</ddms:surname>
            <ddms:affiliation>FGM, Inc.</ddms:affiliation>
            <ddms:phone>703-885-1000</ddms:phone>
            <ddms:email>sampleDeveloper at fgm.com</ddms:email>
          </ddms:Person>
        </ddms:creator>
        <ddms:security ICISM:ownerProducer="USA"
ICISM:classification="U" ICISM:nonICmarkings="DIST_STMT_A" />
        <!-- Other DDMS elements may appear here. -->
      </ddms:Resource>

You can see the DDMS site at https://metadata.dod.mil/.



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