Help with ElementTree

Larry Martell larry.martell at
Fri Apr 10 14:06:55 CEST 2015

On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 7:32 AM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at> wrote:
> Larry Martell schrieb am 10.04.2015 um 12:49:
>>> root.find("Doc/Node[@Name='Events']/Parameter[@Name='LastEventExportTime']/Value/Current").text
>>> root.find("Doc/Node[@Name='SystemConfig']/Node[@Name='Environment']/Parameter[@Name='ToolName']/Value/Current").text
>> So I tested this on a machine running 2.7, but then when I deployed it
>> to my client's machine it did not work. Turns out they're running 2.6
>> which I find does not support searching for attributes using the
>> [@attribute] syntax. They do not want to upgrade, so I have to find a
>> way to do this without using that. :-(
> Do they, by any chance, have lxml installed on their machine? If so, you
> could use that as a (pretty much) drop-in replacement for ElementTree, with
> a substantially larger feature set.

No, they don't. What I ended up doing is, I got the 2.7 xml/etree and
I copied that to the 2.6 dir as xml/etree27 and imported that and it

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