[Tutor] writing HTML code to a variable/file
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Tue May 26 16:57:10 CEST 2009
I'm extracting data from OpenLDAP, which needs to be formatted into
hyperlinks. So far, I can print the generated HTML code:
print "<a href=\"http://users.example.com/~" + userName + ">" + lastName
+ ", " + firstName + "</a>"
However I want to write each line to a file first, so that I can
alphabetically sort the links by lastName, before printing them.
I've found this snippet:
# Let's create a file and write it to disk.
filename = "test.dat"
# Let's create some data:
done = 0
namelist = 
*while* *not* done:
name = raw_input("Enter a name:")
*if* type(name) == type(""):
# Create a file object:
# in "write" mode
FILE = open(filename,"w")
# for name in namelist:
FILE.close() # this is icing, you can just exit and this will be
# handled automagically.
Going by the above snippet, I will need to write the hyperlink to a
variable, e.g. name, which is in turn appended to namelist, and
subsequently written to the file. How do I save this
<a href=\"http://users.example.com/~" + userName + ">" + lastName + ", "
+ firstName + "</a>
to a variable, then?
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