xslt with python

Tim jtim.arnold at gmail.com
Tue Jul 15 15:12:53 CEST 2014

On Tuesday, July 15, 2014 4:10:57 AM UTC-4, varun bhatnagar wrote:
> I am trying to merge two xmls using xslt in python but the content of first xml is not getting copied. The rules written in xsl file created are correct because if I am executing it without python (directly from eclipse as I have xslt plugin installed) it is getting merged fine. Can anybody help me? I am pasting my code snippet below:
> import lxml.etree as ET
> dom = ET.parse(r'test_file_2.xml')
> xslt = ET.parse(r'TestMergeRules.xsl')
> transform = ET.XSLT(xslt)
> print transform
> newdom = transform(dom)
> print(ET.tostring(newdom, pretty_print=True))
> I am opening other xml file (test_file_1.xml) in xsl file using "document()" function.
> Once this code is executed I can see only the content of test_file_2.xml.
> Am I doing something wrong? Is there any other way to do this because my xslt rules are working fine without python.
Hi BR,
Your code looks very close but not exactly equal to the tutorial here:

Can you try the example on that page and report the results?
Plus your platform, python version and lxml details as described here:

--Tim Arnold

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