How to Convert IO Stream to XML Document

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat Sep 11 07:09:56 CEST 2010


jakecjacobson, 10.09.2010 18:20:
> 	response = urllib2.urlopen(request)
> 	pageguts = response.read()
> 	xmldoc = minidom.parse(pageguts)

Check the minidom docs, there's a parseString() function that does what it 
says.

Also, don't forget to take a look at xml.etree.ElementTree. Depending on 
what you want to do with the XML result, it'll likely be easier to use and 
faster than minidom. The function there is called fromstring(), just in case ;)

Stefan




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