[XML-SIG] automatically building Python data structures from DOM trees?

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sat Dec 3 01:09:53 CET 2005

On 12/2/05, Han-Wen Nienhuys <hanwen at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Guido van Rossum wrote:
> >
> > I wrote something like this except it just parses XML -- it doesn't go
> > through (mini)DOM. It also *produces* XML from the Python data
> > structures at request.
> >
> > It's not yet integrated anywhere but you can get it from SourceForge:
> > python.org/sf/1337648.
> >
> > I've been looking for feedback on this package -- let me know if it's
> > useful for you!
> >
>  From the comments, I gather that it doesn't preserve the ordering of
> elements in the XML file. That would make it useless for me.

It preserves the relative order of subelements of the *same* type
(which are stored in a list, to match your example), but indeed it
currently doesn't preserve the order of subelements of different
types. I'll note that as a feature request.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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