[XML-SIG] Re: Removing insignificant whitespace
fredrik at pythonware.com
Wed Sep 1 18:31:48 CEST 2004
Brian Quinlan wrote:
> Yes, but whitespace-only nodes are very common in XML formatted for human consumption e.g.
> I count 3 whitespace-only nodes (even after normalize). Those nodes are not useful to the
> application some I'm wondering about the canonical way of removing them (without writing the
> [admittedly simple] code myself).
Note that in the elementtree model, most of those disappear into the "tail"
attribute. No need to write code to skip over whitespace nodes; just get
the "bar" element's "text" attribute and you're done.
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