how to write an xml file without dom.ext?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Thu Oct 7 13:52:08 CEST 2010

hackingKK <hackingkk at> writes:

> Hello all.
> I need to create an xml file.
> I am using dom.minidom module.
> It works fine as long as the xml tree is created.
> But I get the import error for dom.ext.
> I searched through the python docs but can't find a solution.
> I am pritty sure that there is way to write the file to disk without
> using the ext module.
> Since there are so many software doing this with python 2.6 I am sure
> it works.
> So can some one tell me if there is a way to avoide ext and
> prittyprint and still write a file to the disk?

By not using minidom at all.

from xml.etree import ElementTree as et

doc = et.fromstring("<mydoc/>")
print et.tostring(doc)


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