I seem to be creating a dict that I cannot access the keys of

dieter dieter at handshake.de
Sat Jun 25 03:50:39 EDT 2016

Sayth Renshaw <flebber.crue at gmail.com> writes:
> ...
> Can I ask is there something obvious wrong, i have left the commented other versions in they "work" in that they all produce the same output the print whole file.

The code below is obviously wrong - it is surprising that you get
anything other than an exception. See comments below inserted into
your code.

> def parseXML():
> ...
>             result = etree.tostring(tree.getroot(), pretty_print=True)

"result" here is obviously a string.

>             for sample in result:

This means that "sample" successively hold the characters composing
the string "result".

>                 noms = (dict(zip(atts, map(sample.attrib.get, atts))))

You should get "AttributeError: str object does not have attribute `attrib`".

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