python and parsing an xml file

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Mon Feb 21 23:28:23 CET 2011


Matt Funk, 21.02.2011 23:07:
> thank you for your advice.
> I am running into an issue though (which is likely a newbie problem):
>
> My xml file looks like (which i got from the internet):
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <catalog>
>     <book id="bk101">
>        <author>Gambardella, Matthew</author>
>        <title>XML Developer's Guide</title>
>        <genre>Computer</genre>
>        <price>44.95</price>
>        <publish_date>2000-10-01</publish_date>
>        <description>An in-depth look at creating applications
>        with XML.</description>
>     </book>
> </catalog>
>
> Then i try to access it as:
>
> from lxml import etree
> from lxml import objectify
>
> inputfile="../input/books.xml"
> parser = etree.XMLParser(ns_clean=True)
> parser = etree.XMLParser(remove_comments=True)

Change that to

parser = objectify.makeparser(ns_clean=True, remove_comments=True)

> root = objectify.parse(inputfile,parser)

Change that to

root = objectify.parse(inputfile,parser).getroot()

Stefan




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