[XML-SIG] Switching back and forward between SAX and DOM
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 08:01:50 -0600
> Just a Python newbie question to try to find my way into XML processing
> with Python :-)
> In Java, I like to use both SAX and DOM (I prefer using SAX to bind
> documents to and from predefined data models and DOM when manipulating
> documents) and I need|want to do the same with Python (I am currently
> using Python 2.2 with 4suite 0.12 latest CVS).
> How can you get a DOM tree out of SAX events (if for instance you've
> developed a ContentHandler, can you retrieve a part of the document as a
> DOM tree by forwarding the events to a DOM parser?) and vice versa, how
> can I serialize a DOM tree as SAX events which can be processed by a
The basic infrastructure for both tasks is available, but largely not ported
to the Domlettes, which I know you're using. They use the older interfaces
that you struggled with at first.
I'll do a bit of checking today to see how much porting would be required to
get what you need. These would actually be very good general-purpose
additions to Ft.Xml.Util, and updates to xml.dom.
Uche Ogbuji Fourthought, Inc.
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