[XML-SIG] Python and DOM

Dave Kuhlman dkuhlman@cutter.rexx.com
Wed, 13 Mar 2002 09:15:02 -0800

Since you are developing a GUI, you may want to look at the
implementation of XMLtreeview.py in wxPython.  In the version that
I downloaded (a few months ago, might have changed since then), the
demo program included XMLtreeview under the "Cool Contribs" demos.

wxPython is at http://www.wxpython.org/

  - Dave

On Tue, Mar 12, 2002 at 10:47:24AM -0800, Norman Samuelson wrote:
> We are developing a GUI, named Cyclops, that makes heavy use of XML.  The 
> purpose of the GUI is to edit input files for large physics simulation 
> codes, which have very large sets of input parameters.  The interface is 
> defined in an XML file for each physics code we support.  This allows one 
> GUI to support many physics codes.  Cyclops writes its output in XML, which 
> is then translated by Xalan/Xerces to the format required by that physics 
> code.  The toughest part of the project is writing input translators, codes 
> that read the old text file format and transform it into XML.  We have done 
> some of those translators in Perl, but we are considering Python for the 
> next one.
> One way of doing that is to write the XML directly.  That is a lot of work 
> and can be difficult to maintain.  I would like to try building a DOM tree, 
> then simply let DOM write the tree out in XML.  Is there a DOM interface 
> for Python that would be suitable for that?
> Please reply to me directly as I am not yet a subscriber to the xml-sig.
> - Norm -
> Norman H. Samuelson                         nhs@llnl.gov
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Dave Kuhlman